Youn Yuh Jung will be taking the lead role in the upcoming Apple TV series Pachinko.
According to the actress’s agency Hook Entertainment, Youn Yuh Jung confirmed her appearance as Sun Ja, Pachinko‘s main character. The series takes place from the perspective of Sun Ja, the narrator of the story.
An official from Hook Entertainment added, “Youn Yuh Jung joined the shooting of Pachinko today.”
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, the eight-episode drama Parchiko chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. It is expected to be a blockbuster with actors from Korea, America and Japan and will be filmed in Korea and Canada.
Meanwhile, Media Res will be producing the drama, while Korean-American Soo Hugh (who oversaw on season one of the AMC anthology The Terror) penned the script.