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FX’s Shogun to Return for More Seasons

FX’s Shogun is getting more seasons. FX, Hulu, and the Estate of James Clavell are working to extend the critically acclaimed global hit drama, moving forward to develop the saga with two additional seasons of the drama series.

The show’s key creative partners, including co-creators, executive producers, and writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, executive producer Michaela Clavell, and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada, are on board for the development. Production timing has not been locked in, but a writers’ room is being assembled and will begin this summer.

FX's Shogun to Return for More Seasons

Through its first nine weeks, Shogun has become FX’s most-watched show ever based on global hours streamed. All 10 episodes of Shogun, which concluded on April 23, are available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ in all other territories.

FX’s Shogun, 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.

Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko

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.

Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga, Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado

The cast includes Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige, a notorious backstabber and close ally of Toranaga; Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi, the young leader of the fishing village where Blackthorne’s ship was found; and Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari, a powerful bureaucrat who is Toranaga’s chief rival.

Moeka Hoshi plays Usami Fuji, a widow who must find a new purpose amid her lord’s fight; Tokuma Nishioka plays Toda Hiromatsu, Toranaga’s trusted general and closest friend; and Shinnosuke Abe plays Toda Hirokatsu (Buntaro), Mariko’s jealous husband.

Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne, Tommy Bastow as Father Martin Alvito

The cast is rounded out by Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado, the brash son of Toranaga with a strong desire to prove himself, and Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba no Kata, the revered mother of the heir who will stop at nothing to put an end to Toranaga and his threat to her son’s power.

The series was created for television by Rachel Kondo & Justin Marks, with Marks serving as showrunner and executive producer. Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca, and Kondo are also executive producers. Hiroyuki Sanada is a producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.