Season two of ‘Pachinko’ drama series to debut on Apple TV+ August 23

Sungkyu Kim, Eunchae Jung and Minha Kim star in the second season of “Pachinko,” premiering globally August 23 on Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ has unveiled a first look and the premiere date for the second season of its award-winning and critically-hailed, epic hit drama “Pachinko.” 

Told in three languages — Korean, Japanese and English — and consisting of eight one-hour episodes, season two of “Pachinko” will premiere globally on Friday, August 23, with the first episode, followed by one episode weekly every Friday through October 11. 

Hailing from Media Res, “Pachinko,” has been celebrated for its epic storytelling and praised as “an immersive, poignant, must-see journey.” The series quickly became Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes during its first season and has been praised as “masterful” and deemed as “an extraordinary drama” and “one of the best shows of 2022.”

Here’s how the series is described: Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, “Pachinko” is a sweeping and deeply moving story of love and survival across four generations. The first season received 11 international awards including a Peabody Award, an American Film Institute Award, a Critics Choice Award and a Gotham Independent Film Award. Season two stars Lee Minho, Minha Kim, Anna Sawai, Yuh-Jung Youn, Jin Ha, Eunchae Jung, Soji Arai, Junwoo Han and Sungkyu Kim.

Pachinko” is created and written by Soo Hugh who serves as executive producer alongside Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer, and Theresa Kang for Blue Marble Pictures. Season two is directed by Leanne Welham, Arvin Chen and Sang-il Lee.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.