The highly anticipated FX mini-series Shogun is set to launch soon, and it is also confirmed to be released on Disney+ in February 2024!
This upcoming series is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell which is set in Feudal Japan. Specifically, it follows an English sailor who is shipwrecked in Japan. There, he will come across the powerful feudal lord Yoshii Toranaga. Its story is inspired by the real-life Tokugawa Ieyasu (the first shogun of the Edo period) and the English navigator William Adams.
You can check out its trailer here:
What makes this an intriguing watch aside from its story is that it features an all-star cast. The show’s stars include the likes of Hiroyuki Sanada (Shimazu Koji in John Wick Chapter 4) and Tadanobu Asano (Raiden in Mortal Kombat 2021).
To give you a better idea of what to expect, Disney+ describes the series as:
“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 Sanada stars as “Lord Yoshii Toranaga” who is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him. When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot, “John Blackthorne” (Cosmo Jarvis), 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. Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, “Toda Mariko” (Anna Sawai), 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.”
Shogun will be released on Disney+ on February 27, 2024. The first two episodes will be released on the 27th while the rest of the episodes will have a weekly release schedule.