March 2021 marked the release of a new Apple TV series called Patinko, or The Road of a Thousand Leagues. The show is based on the work of the same name by Korean author Lee Min-jin. The book became a bestseller in her home country and beyond, which prompted the film adaptation. The show was marked by high ratings, so it is very likely that it will get a sequel. If that happens, the release date for season 2 of the series Pachinko will be in 2023.
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The project was directed by Soo Hue, and one of the key roles was played by Lee Min Ho. This is a South Korean star of youth dramas, who had a chance to prove himself in a serious and mature role, which, judging by the reviews of critics and viewers, the actor fully succeeded.
What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?
Pachinko is a Korean game of chance. Its name is put in the title of the book and the series for a reason. One of the main characters in the story is the daughter of the owner of the slot machine club. The family is on the brink of survival, so in this way seeks to get out of poverty, and whether it will succeed tell in the series Pachinko, whose release date of new episodes may be in 2023.
The series is set over the course of a century and shows the story of a Korean refugee family in four generations. Beginning with the Patinko automatons, its members sought to survive, which led them to the land of Japan and later to the United States. The entire history of the family members was accompanied by tragedies and unrequited love, only to end well in the end. However, Patinko is not only a family saga but also the story of an entire country. The action will begin in Korea in the 1930s, when it was a colony of Japan, and will end in modern times when Korea has become an independent power with a powerful economy and world-class influence. The release date for season 2 of the series Pachinko is expected in the spring of 2023.
The development of the series began in 2018. At that time, Apple Corporation bought the screen rights. The active phase began in 2018 and was accompanied by many difficulties. The authors said that the selection of actors took more than half a year, with auditions taking place around the world. Similarly, the shooting was not easy. They were conducted in South Korea, Japan and the United States, and given the Covid-19 crew was not easy to get to filming locations because of international restrictions. The Season 2 release date is expected in 2023, but an extension has not yet been officially announced.
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|Release date:||March 25, 2022|
|Writers:||Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho, Minha Kim, Jin Ha, Soji Arai|