To celebrate the eagerly-anticipated release of Pachinko, the adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Min Jin Lee, we had the pleasure of chatting to some of its cast, filmmakers, and creators to find out all about this sweeping family saga.

Epic in scope and intimate in tone, the story begins with forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan, and America to tell an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph, and reckoning.

First, we speak to cast members Jin Ha (Solomon), Anna Sawai (Naomi), and Oscar Winner Yuh-Jung Youn (Older Sunja) about the sweeping nature of the show, how it helps to solidify Asian representation on screen, and how the ensemble came together for the show’s incredible and colourful opening credits sequence.

Next, we speak to showrunner Soo Hugh, directors Kogonada (After Yang) and Justin Chon (Blue Bayou), and executive producers Theresa Kang and Michael Ellenberg about the challenges of bringing the book to the small screen, how Apple TV+ came into the equation and took a big swing with the show and why now, in 2022, it’s a good time to be working on both big and small screens.

You can watch all of our interviews below:

Pachinko starts on Apple TV+ from Friday, 25th March.