Shogun is a new TV show that is based on a book by James Clavell from 1975. The book is historical fiction about Japan in the 17th century. It is told from the point of view of a British sailor who becomes a samurai. The show is made by FX, and it looks like it will stay true to the source material.
The first picture for FX’s remake of the 1980 miniseries Shogun has been made public. Who is in this new limited series, and when does it come out on the network?
Shogun was supposed to start shooting in 2019, but this has been pushed back because of the pandemic. The last scene was shot in 2022, so all that’s left to do is add the finishing touches before we can watch the show on FX. Read on to find out everything we know about the new show so far.
Shogun FX Release Date: When Will It Comes Out?
According to our study, FX started making the show in 2021, but they haven’t announced a release date yet. However, a poster released by FX in July 2023 says that the show will start in 2024. The series will have 10 parts. But we did not have any confirm release date for shogun FX.
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Shogun Fx Plot
The series tells the story of John Blackthorne, a British sailor who ends up in Japan in 1600 after surviving a shipwreck. Yoshii Toranaga, a strong feudal lord who wants to be the Shogun, Japan’s top military leader, captures him. Blackthorne learns to fit in with Japanese society and becomes Toranaga’s trusted friend and advisor.
He also falls in love with Lady Mariko, who is married to another warrior but is beautiful and smart. Blackthorne has to deal with his own enemies from Europe as well as the complicated and dangerous political games going on in Japan.
Shogun FX Expected Cast
Hiroyuki Sanada will play Toranaga, Cosmo Jarvis will play Blackthorne, and Anna Sawai will play Lady Mariko, who is the daughter of a spy and joins Blackthorne on his quest. The fact that the group is mostly Japanese shows that the producers are serious about staying true to the book.
- Cosmo Jarvis as Pilot Major John Blackthorne
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Lord Yoshi Toranaga
- Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko
- Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabu
- Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba No Kata (Lady Ochiba)
- Tokuma Nishioka as Toda Hiromatsu
- Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari
- Ako as Daiyoin Lady Iyo
- Shinnosuke Abe as Toda Buntaro
- Yasunari Takeshima as Mura
- Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi
- Toshi Toda as Sugiyama
- Hiro Kanagawa as Igurashi
- Néstor Carbonell as Vasco Rodrigues
- Yuki Kura as Yoshi Nagakado
- Tommy Bastow as Father Martin Alvito
- Moeka Hoshi as Usami Fuji
- Yoriko Dōguchi as Kiri No Kata
- Yuka Kouri as Kiku
- Yuki Kedoin as Takemaru
- Mako Fujimoto as Shizu No Kata
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Why Should You Watch Shogun on FX?
Shogun is a series that gives a deep look into the past and culture of Japan. It’s a story that will keep you interested because it has adventure, romance, war, and mystery. It is also a respectful and accurate adaptation of the book, which has been praised for its study and accuracy.
The outfits, sets, and places in the series will take you to another world with their beauty. The cast and team of the show are also very good, with people like Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and Justin Marks (Counterpart, Jungle Book) working on it. If you like historical tales or stories about samurai, you won’t want to miss FX’s Shogun.