Friday’s season one finale pulled from a scene that occurs about a third through Lee’s approximately 500-page novel, so there’s plenty of story left for Apple’s TV+ series to adapt. The company didn’t say when season two will begin filming or when it plans to stream the new episodes. All of that just means you have time to catch up on Pachinko if you’ve been sleeping on it. India has seized assets worth approximately $725 million from Xiaomi India after the country’s anti-money laundering agency found the subsidiary had broken local foreign exchange laws.
Apple has renewed its critically acclaimed adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel Pachinko for a second season. The renewal was revealed just before the season one conclusion of the show aired on Apple TV+ this past Friday. Lee’s multi-generational novel, which was published in 2017, received praise for its portrayal of a Korean family that immigrated to Japan before to the onset of WWII. What’s remarkable about both the novel and Apple’s drama series is how seamlessly they blend history and their protagonists’ highly personal experiences together. History has a huge effect on Pachinko’s characters, from Japanese colonisation in Korea to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and subsequently Japan’s economic prosperity in the 1980s.