Lee Min Ho Confirmed For Cast Of Global Drama “Pachinko” Spanning Across Korea, Japan, And The United States
Lee Min Ho has officially joined the cast of Apple TV+’s “Pachinko”!
The drama is based on Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel of the same name, which follows four generations of a Korean immigrant family, telling their saga that unfolds across Korea, Japan, and the United States. The show is a global project that will feature Korean, Japanese, and English, and the story will be told over eight episodes. Filming starts on-location in Korea on October 26, and they’re also planning to film in Canada.
Korean news reports describe Lee Min Ho’s character Hansu as “a rich and powerful merchant with ties to organized crime.” They go on to state, “He’s an opportunist who’s true to his own desires while wanting to be pure when it comes to love. He’s a mysterious character who hides a secret and pursues a forbidden romance, and he plays an important role in the story.”
Variety states that Lee Min Ho joins a cast that also includes Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Kim Min Ha, Soji Arai, and Kaho Minami. The drama’s showrunner, executive producer, and main writer is Soo Hugh, and Kogonada and Justin Chon will each be directing four episodes.
Watch Lee Min Ho in “The Legend of the Blue Sea” below!