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Shōgun - Miniseries

(2024)

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Synopsis

History comes to life in Shogun limited series

Two ambitious rivals, Pilot Major John Blackthorne from England and Lord Yoshii Toranaga from Japan, battle each other in ancient Japan for power when Blackthorne finds himself shipwrecked on Japanese shores. Their rivalry is complicated by a mysterious female samurai, Toda Mariko. The series is inspired by real-life events that occurred when William Adams was the first Englishman to arrive in Japan in 1600. 

 

10 Episodes

Where does Shōgun rank today?

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Streaming charts last updated: 9:15:26 am, 25/04/2024

Shōgun is 3 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The TV show has moved down the charts by -1 place since yesterday. In Australia, it is currently more popular than Baby Reindeer but less popular than Fallout.

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What to know

FX produces Shogun series based on James Clavell’s bestselling novel

Shogun is a historical drama epic series on Disney+. Based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel of the same name, the series is created by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks. Marks was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for his work on Top Gun: Maverick, and also wrote the screenplay for Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book remake.

Cosmo Jarvis stars as Pilot Major John Blackthorne, a fictional character based on the real-life English navigator William Adams who lived from 1564 to 1620. Previous Cosmo Jarvis films include Persuasion and Lady Macbeth. Japanese actor and martial artist Hiroyuki Sanada, known for roles in Westworld, The Last Samurai and Mortal Kombat, co-stars as Lord Yoshii Toranaga, a character based on the real-life Tokugawa Ieyasu. Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, and lived from 1543 to 1616. Anna Sawai (Pachinko, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters) plays female samurai Toda Mariko. The large ensemble cast also includes Tadanobu Asano, Fumi Nikaido, Tokuma Nishioka, Takehiro Hira, Ako, Sinnosuke Abe and many more.

 

Production News

  • 3 August 2018
    • FX ordered a ten-episode limited series based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel, Shogun. (Source: Deadline)
  • 4 February 2019
    • Production on Shogun is delayed, due to the project not being in “good enough shape” yet. (Source: Deadline)
  • 24 May 2021
    • Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis are confirmed as the stars of FX’s Shogun limited series. (Source: Deadline)
  • 30 September 2021
    • Anna Sawai joined Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis in the cast of Shogun. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2 November 2023
    • The official trailer for Shogun is released, with Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis headlining the ambitious historical epic series. The trailer announced that the original series will be released in February 2024. (Source: Variety)
  • 29 November 2023
    • FX announced the release date of Shogun, with the limited series premiering its first two episodes on February 27, 2024. (Source: Variety)
  • 6 February 2024
    • FX releases a sneak peak of Shogun, with the featurette including interviews with the cast that reveal the massive scale and production value of the show. (Source: Collider)
  • 11 February 2024
    • An extended trailer premieres at the 2024 Super Bowl, teasing an epic battle of culture, honour and power in ancient Japan. (Source: Deadline)
  • 27 February 2024
    • Shogun premieres on Disney+ in Australia.

Streaming Charts

The JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts are calculated by user activity within the last 24 hours. This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as 'seen'. This includes data from ~1.3 million movie & TV show fans per day.

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Rating

IMDB 9.0 (79k)

Genres

Drama, War & Military, History

Runtime

59min

Cast

Hiroyuki Sanada
Yoshii Toranaga
Cosmo Jarvis
John Blackthorne
Anna Sawai
Toda Mariko
Tadanobu Asano
Kashigi Yabushige
Takehiro Hira
Ishido Kazunari
Tommy Bastow
Father Martin Alvito
Fumi Nikaido
Ochiba No Kata / Ruri