Pachinko was one of The New York Times' 10 best books of 2017

Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko is being turned into a TV series by Apple.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple is turning Korean-American Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel Pachinko into a TV series.

Lee’s novel was one of The New York Times’ 10 best books of 2017 and a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction.

The plot follows the lives of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. From romance to journeys in Korea, Japan and America, the saga is truly an epic story.

Apple landed the rights to develop script-to-series after winning a multiple-outlet bidding war. Pachinko will be a “sizable premium show akin to Netflix’s The Crownaccording to THR. The series will be told in Korean, Japanese and English.

Soo Hugh is penning the script and will executive produce as well as serving as showrunner. Media Res, which is behind Apple’s upcoming Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston morning show drama, will develop the series.

“History is the record of human imagination, will and decisions. I cannot imagine a greater team than the women and men of Apple, Media Res, William Morris Entertainment and the brilliant showrunner, Soo Hugh, to translate Pachinko, a novel of history, into a visual story for a global audience,” Lee told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am honored by their faith and feel confident of their powerful and ground-breaking vision in making history anew.”

 

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