In 1980, NBC took a bigger step and adapted James Clavell’s 1975 novel Shogun As an epic five-night miniseries event for television. It was rerun continuously during the 80’s Shogun It is widely considered to be one of the best TV miniseries ever made. current incarnation of Shogun was announced in 2018, and took five years to prepare the story for a new generation of fans. But now, FX and Hulu have announced that Shogun The remake will finally premiere in early 2024 as they have released the first trailer for the series.
The trailer can be hard to follow if you don’t know the story going on inside. And unlike the previous Shogun The miniseries will not focus on the main character, John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis). In the early 17th century, Blackthorne was shipwrecked in Japan, and had little hope of returning to his native England. To survive, Blackthorn finds himself forced to adapt to his new home and culture and devote his life to the service of Lord Yoshi Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada).
As Blackthorn learns to become a warrior in her own right, her closest friend is a beautiful samurai, Toda Mariko (Anna Swai), who serves as her interpreter. Blackthorn can’t help but fall in love with Mariko, even after he learns that she is already married and they can never be together as lovers.
This incarnation of the story is elevating Lord Tauranga and Mariko to co-leads of the story with Blackthorne, and it will follow their perspective. And also his own.
The 10-episode series features an almost all-Japanese cast, including Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabume, Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba no Kata (Lady Ochiba), Tokuma Nishioka as Toda Hiromatsu, Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari, Ako, Shinnosuke Abe as Daiyoin Lady Iyo. Toda as Buntaro, Yasunari Takeshima as Mura, Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi, Toshi Toda as Sugiyama, Hiro Kanagawa as Igurashi, Junichi Tajiri as Ujiro, Nestor Carbonell as Vasco Rodriguez, Yuki Kura as Yoshi Nagakado, and Tommy Basto as Father Martin Alvito.
Shogun Will premiere on FX on Hulu in February 2024.