It has been renewed for season 2. Pachinko is a critically acclaimed historical-fiction drama on Apple TV+. The movie is based on Min Jin Lee’s best-selling book of the same name, which tells the story of a Korean immigrant family through the eyes of the protagonist, Sunja. The book shows how the family was moved when Japan took over Korea and when World War II happened. When Pachinko first came to TV, it was made by the show’s creator, Soo Hugh (The Killing, The Terror). Hugh is also the show’s writer and executive producer.
Now, Apple TV+ has said that Pachinko will return for season 2. According to the streamer, the new season will pick up where the first one left off. The story will still be told in Korean, Japanese, and English. Hugh was excited about the future of Pachinko after the show was renewed.
Will there be Season 2 Pachinko?
On the same day that the episode was released, Apple TV+ said that “Pachinko” was getting a second season. Hugh said that there are parts of this story that are interesting right away, just like how the first season was supposed to end. So many stories to tell.
Pachinko Season 2 Potential Release Date
In the end, Pachinko has been renewed, but because this project is so big, season two could still be a while away from us.
There will also be another Apple TV+ show by Soo Hugh. In The White Darkness, Tom Hiddleston will play a British explorer who tried to cross Antarctica on foot. The book that inspired the movie is called “The White Darkness.”
Hugh is working on the project as showrunner with Black Swan author Mark Heyman.
Pachinko season two might not come out until 2024, but this early renewal makes us think it might.
Pachinko Season 2 Cast:
Oscar-winner Yuh-Jung Youn, who played Sunja in Minari, plays the older Sunja in Pachinko. She’s best known for her role in Minari. Lee Minho plays Hansu, Jin Ha plays Solomon, and Minha Kim plays Sunja when she was a young girl. There are a lot of people in the group. They include Anna Sawai, Eunchae Jung, Jimmi Simpson, Jun-woo Han, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Soji Arai, and Yuna.
Pachinko Season 2 Plot:
Lee’s epic story has a lot of stories. It’s a story about one family from 1910 to 1989. A lot of Sunja’s life isn’t shown in the Apple TV+ series. Even though there are eight episodes in Season 1 that go very far into the story, there’s still a lot of it missing.
A glimpse into Sunja’s past is shown to viewers in the first season of the show through flashbacks. They show her childhood to when she got pregnant by a married Hansu at the age of 16. The last few episodes show her new life as the pastor’s wife and their move to Japan. The last flashback in the series takes place in 1939 when Isak is arrested and Sunja, now a mother of two, starts selling kimchi to make money for the family.
When Sunja’s grandson Solomon works in 1989, he doesn’t get a big account. When he was born, his father, Mozasu, already owns a successful pachinko parlor. The family is no longer poor. Sunja even gets to go back to Busan for a short trip and see a friend she hasn’t seen in a long time.
But there’s a whole middle, from 1939 to 1989, that isn’t told. This includes how Sunja grows her kimchi business, how Isak is arrested, and what happens during World War II. Sunja’s sons, Noa and Mozasu, also have interesting stories in the book that aren’t told in the series, like the events that led Mozasu into the pachinko business. So there’s a lot of room for growth for the show’s second season. Sunja said in one episode that Noa could have killed herself, so that could be a topic for Season 2.
The book series that Hugh has written has taken some creative turns, but it’s likely that she’ll stay true to the main timeline. She has tweaked some events and added backstories for some characters.
Pachinko Season 2 Trailer:
Ratings Of Pachinko Season 1:
There are 56 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes that say the series is “fresh,” and it has a “certified fresh” rating of 98 percent. It has an average rating of 9.20/10. Intricate but personal, Pachinko is a sweeping epic that shows the history of the world and how families stay together even when they’re apart. Metacritic has a score of 87 out of 100 based on 29 reviews, which means that “everyone likes it.”