Shogun (February 2024) TV Series

Shōgun is an upcoming American epic television series. It is based on the 1975 novel of the same name written by James Clavell. Shogun is announced to premiere on Hulu and FX. The novel was previously adapted into a 1980 television miniseries.

From Fox:
"Set in the 17th Century, the story is told from the perspective of British hero John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai, while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga's struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain, or Shogun."

Shōgun will follow 'a collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female Samurai.' Protagonist named John Blackthorne, is a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan. Back then, Japan was a land whose unfamiliar culture ultimately redefines John. Another character named Lord Toranaga is a shrewd, powerful Daimyo (rank of 'Lord' in feudal Japan). Toranaga is at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals. Then there is Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance.

Principal photography for this TV series began on September 22, 2021, in Vancouver (Canada), and lasted until June 30, 2022, a full two months over the expected timeframe. The 10-episode limited series is produced by FX Productions.

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Check out the official trailer released yesterday.

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