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FX’s “Shogun” Set to Premiere Tuesday, February 27

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First Look at FX's Shogun, Premiering February 2024

Shōgun, produced by FX, will debut on Tuesday, February 27 on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in every other territory. There will be a two-part premiere for the ten-part limited series, and then a new episode every week after that. The FX linear channel will air new episodes once a week in addition to its day-and-date worldwide streaming launch.

The version of James Clavell’s best-selling novel, Shōgun, takes place in 1600 in Japan just before a civil war that would define the century. “Lord Yoshii Toranaga” (Hiroyuki Sanada) is in a life-or-death struggle against the combined forces of his adversaries on the Council of Regents. English pilot “John Blackthorne” (Cosmo Jarvis) arrives with secrets that could help Toranaga tip the power scales and destroy the powerful influence of Blackthorne’s enemies, the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants, after an enigmatic European ship is discovered marooned in a neighboring fishing village. The translator, an enigmatic Christian noblewoman named “Toda Mariko” (Anna Sawai), becomes deeply involved with the destinies of Toranaga and Blackthorne. She is the last of a shamed line. In the midst of this turbulent political climate, Mariko must balance her lord’s demands with her obligations to her late father, her faith, and the newfound companionship she has found with Blackthorne.

Shōgun features an acclaimed Japanese cast, unprecedented for an American production, including Tadanobu Asano as “Kashigi Yabushige,” a notorious backstabber and close ally of Toranaga; Hiroto Kanai as “Kashigi Omi,” the young leader of the fishing village where Blackthorne’s ship was found; Takehiro Hira as “Ishido Kazunari,” a powerful bureaucrat who is Toranaga’s chief rival; Moeka Hoshi as “Usami Fuji,” a widow who must find new purpose amidst her lord’s fight; Tokuma Nishioka as “Toda Hiromatsu,” Toranaga’s trusted general and closest friend; Shinnosuke Abe as “Toda Hirokatsu” (“Buntaro”), Mariko’s jealous husband; Yuki Kura as “Yoshii Nagakado,” the brash son of Toranaga with a strong desire to prove himself; Yuka Kouri as “Kiku,” a courtesan renowned for her artistry throughout Jap

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Written and produced for television by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, Shōgun also features Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca, and Kondo as Executive Producers and Showrunners. Production credits for the show go to FX Productions.


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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