Shogun gets renewed for two more seasons

It'll be interesting to see where Shogun continues as it has essentially adapted James Clavell's entire book.

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After getting rave reviews from critics and viewers, FX and Disney announced that the drama series Shogun has been renewed for two more seasons.

Shogun getting two new seasons makes sense given how well-received it has been during its run, though it’s still surprising. After all, many expected it to be a limited series given that it has essentially adapted the story of the entire book by James Clavell.

While there’s not a lot of word yet on the new season, the show’s key creative partners including Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, and Executive Producer Michaela Clavell are confirmed to be back on board for the new seasons. Yes, that also means producer and star Hiroyuki Sanada will return as Yoshii Toranaga.

While the show had a definitive ending, there was no major battle shown as the series ended with Toranaga not yet fulfilling his goal of unifying Japan, as was the case in the book.

Even though the new seasons will have no James Clavell-written source material to draw from, the fact that the original novel is drawn from the real-life events of Japan’s Sengoku period means there’s a lot of historical events to adapt into the new seasons.

For now, it’s not clear if the two upcoming seasons will be the last or if the show will be extended in the coming years. That will likely depend on the next Shogun season’s success.

All 10 episodes of Shogun Season 1 are now available to stream on Disney+.