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Is Apple TV+’s PACHINKO Moving Production From Vancouver To Toronto For Season 2?

Is Apple TV+’s acclaimed Korean saga Pachinko moving production from Vancouver to Toronto for season 2?

Update: Season one split filming between Busan, Korea, and Vancouver, and it looks like season 2 will split production between Toronto and Korea, with prep beginning this October.

Pachinko’s illicit love story of teen Sunja (Minha Kim) and wealthy fish broker Koh Hansu (Korean superstar Lee Minho) begins in 1930s Korea. When Sunja finds out she’s pregnant and her lover is married she refuses to be his mistress and instead marries visiting minster Isak Back (Steve Sanghyun Noh) who takes her back with him to Japan, setting up this four-generation saga.

Showrunner: Soo Hugh.

Cast: Minha Kim, Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, Soji Arai, Jung Eun-chae, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Junwoo Han, Park Jae-jun, Yu-na Jean, Louis Ozawa.

Emmy-nominated opening credits sequence :

Vancouver Pachinko set.

1930s Korea: Koh Hansu in a white suit in a fishing village near Busan.

1930s Korea: Sunja and Koh Hansu.

Pachinko filmed some of the romance in a little cove at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park.

1930s Japan:: Pregnant Sunja and her new husband Isak Baek arrive in Osaka, played by Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station.

1930s Japan:: Pregnant Sunja and her new husband Isak Baek arrive in Osaka, played by Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station.

1930s Japan: Isak is arrested.

1930s Japan: Koh Hansu reappears in a white suit in Osaka in the season one finale to counsel his biological son Noa. And to give him the pocket watch that he’d originally gifted to Sunja?

1930s Japan: Sunja starts selling Kimchi in the Osaka market.

In season 2, we will see Sunja raising her two boys Noa (Hansu’s son) and Mozarasu (Isak’s son) and build on Koh Hansu’s path to redemption.

1989 Japan. Sunja.

1989 Japan: Mozasu and his son Solomon Baek in one of Mozasu’s Pachinko parlours.

1989 Japan: Jin Ha filming at the HSBC Bank Tower in Downtown Vancouver as Solomon’s investment bank.

1989 Japan: Sunja gifts the Koh Hansu’s pocket watch to her grandson Solomon, saying she originally thought of it as a curse but now it will “save our family”.

Lee Minho fans in Vancouver will be crushed if he does not return to film here.

Lee Min-ho filming in his white suit at Steveston’s Britannia Shipyards as a fishing village in Korea.

Related: Lee Minho Meets Fans on Last Night Filming Pachinko in Vancouver.

Lee Min-ho as a younger Hansu.

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