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The biggest budget for Apple Video? The serial adaptation of the book Pachinko


Posted: March 18 2019
Updated: March 17, 2019

by Steve

Apple will soon present its long-awaited streaming service. On March 25, to be more precise, since the apple brand recently confirmed that a keynote focusing on its services would be held today. We therefore expect programs developed in partnership with the production company A24 Movies, but also Oprah Winfrey Network, which should notably produce a morning at the daily rhythm with Jenifer Aniston. Yes, just that.

Pachinko Book - Apple Video's Biggest Budget?  The serial adaptation of the book Pachinko

So if we thought that all this was already going to cost a lot of money, the news fell: the most expensive program would not be a show, but a series, and not just any. This series is Pachinko, adaptation of the famous novel by Min Jin Lee, in production since last year at Apple. According to the latest information, the budget would be equivalent to that of the series The Crown (centered on the story of the Queen of England) available on Netflix. Apple’s exclusive content should, however, consist of only 8 episodes.

The screenwriter, executive producer and showrunner of the series, Soo Hugh, will therefore have the heavy burden of transcribing on the screen the story of a family of South Korean migrants over several generations. The author of the novel, Min Jin Lee, is also an executive producer of the series, so we don’t worry too much about the fidelity of the adaptation. To be seen when Apple decides to broadcast this series, which will probably not be available when the streaming service is released. According to the latest news, the “Apple Netflix” would offer virtually no exclusive content at launch.