FX has finally announced the official Shōgun release date for its highly-anticipated adaptation of James Clavell’s 1975 samurai epic of the same name.
Describe a global event series, Shōgun is now scheduled to make its debut on February 27, 2024 with the first two episodes premiering on FX and Hulu in the U.S. and on Starz+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Following its premiere, new episodes will drop weekly.
What is Shōgun about?
“When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot, John Blackthorne, comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne’s own enemies — the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants,” reads the synopsis. “Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko, a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father.”
Shōgun is created by Shōgun is created by Rachel Kondo and showrunner Justin Marks. It stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Lord Yoshi Toranaga, Cosmo Jarvis as Pilot Major John Blackthorne, Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko,Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige, Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi, Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari, Moeka Hoshi as Usami Fuji, Tokuma Nishioka as Toda Hiromatsu, Shinnosuke Abe as Toda Hirokatsu (Buntaro), Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado, and Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba No Kata (Lady Ochiba).
The 10-episode series is executive produced by Marks, Kondo, Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, and Michael De Luca, with Sanada also serving as a producer. It hails from FX Productions.