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‘Pachinko’ Creator Soo Hugh Sets Overall Deal With Apple, Media Res

Soo Hugh has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+ and Media Res.

Under the deal, Hugh and her Moonslinger Productions banner will create, write, and produce content for the streaming service and the TV studio and movie production company.

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“For the last six years, I’ve been fortunate to call Apple and Media Res my creative family,” Hugh said. “Together, we dreamed big, and I am thrilled to be able to continue working with so many people I admire and cherish. Now, the homecoming is official.”

Hugh developed the Min Jin Lee novel “Pachinko” for television, which was produced by Media Res and distributed by Apple TV+. Hugh also serves as showrunner and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed series, which debuted its first season in March 2022. The second season is due out later this year.

Hugh was also the co-showrunner on the first season of the AMC series “The Terror” and created the ABC series “The Whispers.” Her other credits include “The Killing” and “Under the Dome.”

She is repped by WME, Entertainment 360, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

Hugh runs Moonslinger with Margo Klewans, the company’s president. Klewans joins Moonslinger from UCP, where she was a vice president. In her time there, she oversaw shows such as “Joe vs. Carole,” the “Battlestar Galatcia” reboot, and “Lockerbie.” She also handled business strategy for multiple pods, including Hugh’s, as well as Sam Esmail, Etan Frankel, and more. Prior to UCP, Klewan worked at Constantin Films, where she served as a co-executive producer on the Freeform series “Shadowhunters.”

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