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FX and Hulu to Develop Two More Seasons of ‘Shogun’

Hiroyuki Sanda, Courtesy of FX     FX and Hulu confirmed this week that they are in the process of developing two more seasons of Shōgun, based on James Clavell’s epic 1975 novel set in Edo-period Japan. To accomplish these goals, a writers’ room will get underway this summer to map out a creative strategy….

Hiroyuki Sanada Reportedly Returning for Second Season of FX’s ‘Shogun’

Hiroyuki Sanada will reportedly return for a second season of Shogun, the acclaimed historical drama that FX hopes to continue. Sanada had appeared in the initial episodes as Lord Yoshii Toranaga. News of Sanada’s involvement was first reported by Deadline. Based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel, Shogun was the most-viewed premiere for FX across several…

Shogun May Not Return for a Second Season on FX

© 2024, FX. All Rights Reserved. Despite popular and critical acclaim, Shogun may not be returning for a second season on FX, says showrunner and co-creator Justin Marks. Marks told The Hollywood Reporter this week that the production team may have run out of creative juice to expand on what James Clavell had written in his…

‘Shōgun’ Sets Streaming Records During Its First Week

Shōgun is streaming to an auspicious start. According to a report in Deadline, the launch of FX’s 10-episode series has garnered 9 million views on Hulu, Disney+, and Star+ in just its first six days. As a result, Shōgun has become the number-one scripted series premiere for Disney General Entertainment, eclipsing The Kardashians, Season 1….

Shōgun : Exclusive Interview with Actors Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai, Producer Eriko Miyagawa

©Photo by Nobuhiro Hosoki I had a chance to speak with cast Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai and Producer Eriko Miyagawa of a highly anticipated series, “Shōgun” at the Japan Society.  Shōgun : Set in Japan in the year 1600, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite…

‘Shōgun’ is an Enthralling Japanese Historical Epic

It’s impossible to truly know what life was like and how people actually behaved hundreds of years ago. There are written records, paintings and then photographs, and, in more recent years, gradually more available video evidence so that those in the present day can perceive a moderately insightful look into the past. Imagining the first…

FX’s SHOGUN Series Sets February Release Date!

FX has set the premiere date of upcoming limited series, “SHOGUN,” starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai, and Cosmo Jarvis, which will come to Hulu and FX in February 2024. FX’s Shōgun, an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel, is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Producer Hiroyuki…

Shōgun – Official Trailer | Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai | FX

FX has finally released its first official trailer for the series adaptation of “Shogun,” starring Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis. The series was created by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks. Based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel of the same name, the 10-episode limited series is set in Japan in the year 1600 and follows Lord Yoshii…

“Shogun” Actress Yoko Shimada, 69, Dies in a Tokyo Hospital

Japanese actress Yoko Shimada died in a Tokyo hospital on Monday July 25 at the age of 69. She had been suffering from colorectal cancer. Her last public appearances had been on a radio program in Tokyo in November of last year, and at the Kadokawa Film Festival in December. At that event, she participated…