Pachinko Wins Big at Indie Spirit Awards

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Pachinko scored another accolade nearly one year after its release.

On Saturday, Apple TV+'s hit K-drama series made it to the list of awardees at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The ceremony, which is held annually, took place in Santa Monica, California this year.

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Pachinko Wins Big at 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Pachinko turned people's heads and won an award at the annual ceremony. The series ultimately won the award for Best Ensemble Cast in New Scripted Series, per The Korea Times.

According to MYM Entertainment, Lee Min Ho — who played Sunja's love interest, Hansu — had a prerecorded acceptance speech in which he revealed that he and the other cast members have been filming the next installment of the drama in Canada.

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Pachinko was also nominated in the Best New Scripted series. It went up against The Porter, Severance, Station Eleven and The Bear, with the latter ultimately winning the award.

The Kdrama, which premiered on March 25, 2022, is based on the 2017 novel by Lee Min Jin. It revolves around the life of a native Korean girl named Sunja and the people living in Korea, Japan, and the United States.

It stars Youn Yuh Jung, Kim Min Ha, Yuna, Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Han Jun Woo, Jeong In Ji, Jung Eun Chae, Lee Min Ho, Kaho Minami, Noh Sang Hyun, Anna Sawai and Jimmi Simpsons.

What To Know About Pachinko Season 2

The Hamilton Spectator revealed that the AppleTV+ series started filming its season 2, resonating with what Lee Min Ho said.

Executive producer Theresa Kang-Lowe told Deadline that the next installment would highlight Sunja and her family's story further.

"I think where we're going in season two, the stakes get even bigger and it's actually even more dramatic because what happens is you see with occupation how something is coming towards everyone in Korean-based families," she explained.

As of press time, the drama and streaming giant are yet to confirm the new season's release date.

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