Fans will once again see Lee Min Ho back on the small screen in the new AppleTV+ drama, Pachinko. The network and the actor himself have dropped the official stills of the much-awaited series, giving everyone a hint at what they are about to see.
It has been two years since viewers last saw Lee Min Ho’s great acting powers on TV. Now, he will once again make every woman’s heart fall in love in Pachinko.
Lee Min Ho New K-Drama Teasers
The 34-year-old star proudly shares a still from the new K-drama on Instagram. In the snap, he was in character as Koh Hansu, wearing a white hat and suit with black details.
The Heirs star looks every inch classy in his suit, giving the word swag a new meaning. As expected, fans flooded his post with a number of comments, showing their excitement.
In another snap released via Soompi, it shows the award-winning actor affectionately looking at his on-screen partner, Kim Min Ha, who will play the role of Sunja. He gently holds her face as tears flow down her cheeks.
In addition, there was also a photo showing an older Sunja, played by Youn Yuh Jung. She dons a light green turtle neck sweater and looks like she is looking at someone.
Lee Min Ho New K-Drama Story
Pachinko tells the story of the ethnic Koreans in Japan. The title refers to a vertical pinball machine used for gambling in the said country and a symbol of struggle.
A majority of Koreans, called Zainichi Koreans, worked in the Pachinko parlors before. It was the only work they had, Indian Express noted.
The story will begin with a forbidden love that will turn into a sweeping saga that will journey between Korea, Japan and America. It will tell an unforgettable tale of love, loss, triumph, reckoning, peace and war.
“Some productions can deeply change the innermost depths of a filmmaker and person. There is no doubt that Pachinko is a project that changed me,” Soo Hugh, the show’s executive producer and main scriptwriter, said. “This is a story and tribute to my ancestors. It is also a story that is dedicated to all the ‘pioneers’ that exist in our family history. It is an honor to materialize this project with dedicated and talented actors and staff.”
Pachinko will have eight episodes. Aside from Lee Min Ho, Kim Min Ha and Youn Yuh Jung, it will also feature Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Junwoo Han, Eun Chae-jung and Jimmi Simpson.
Pachinko will be out on March 25 and will be in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English.
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