‘Pachinko’ Adaptation Picked Up to Series at Apple

Soo Hugh is executive producer and showrunner on adaptation of Min Jin Lee novel

Last Updated: March 14, 2019 @ 3:51 PM

Apple is moving forward with its series adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko,” TheWrap has learned.

Based on Lee’s bestselling 2017 novel, “Pachinko” chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family.

Apple’s adaptation, described as “epic in scope, intimate in tone,” will be told in three languages — Korean, Japanese and English. Per the streamer, the story “begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning.”

Hailing from studio Media Res, which is also behind the Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon morning show drama for Apple as well as its Brie Larson spy drama, “Pachinko” will be written and executive produced by Soo Hugh. Lee will serve as executive producer alongside Media Res founder Michael Ellenberg. Media Res’ Dani Gorin will co-executive produce.

Hugh most recently served as showrunner on Season 1 of the AMC anthology “The Terror.” Her other previous credits include the acclaimed series “The Killing” and “The Whispers.”

Hugh is repped by WME and McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead. Lee is also with WME.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.