FX’s Shōgun to Premiere on Hulu on February 27th

It felt like we’ve been waiting forever but FX’s highly anticipated upcoming drama series Shōgun make will its debut on February 27th.

Premiering exclusively on Hulu in the United States, the FX linear channel will telecast new episodes each week. The premiere of the 10-episode series will include the first two episodes. After that, the series will premiere new episodes weekly.

FX’s Shōgun is an adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel of the same name, Shōgun takes place in 1600 Japan at the beginning of a century-defining war. The series follows Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada) who has to fight for his life once his enemies on the Council of Regents band against him. But when a mysterious European ship is found marooned at a nearby fishing village, the fates of its pilot John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis); their translator Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), a Christian noblewoman who is the last of a disgraced line; and Toranaga become forever intertwined.

As seen in the trailer above, Hiroyuki Sanada stars as Lord Yoshii Toranaga, who is in a battle with his enemies on the Council of Regents after they decide unite against him. When a mysterious European ship is found in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot, John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis), could help Toranaga could provide the ability to tip the 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 is known for his roles in Ring and The Twilight Samurai. Cosmo Jarvis has starred in Calm with Horses and Lady Macbeth, and Anna Sawai has starred in Ninja Assassin and Pachinko.

The series stars an acclaimed Japanese cast including Tadanobu Asano (“Electric Dragon 80.000 V”), Hiroto Kanai (“Shômonai bokura no renai-ron”), Takehiro Hira (“Girl/Haji”), Moeka Hoshi (“On the Street,” “Dependence”), Tokuma Nishioka (“Ultraman Mebius”), Shinnosuke Abe (“13 Assassins”), Yuki Kura (“Followers”), Yuka Kouri (“September 1923”) and Fumi Nikaido (“Why Don’t You Play in Hell?”).

Shōgun the TV series is created Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks. Marks also serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca, and Kondo. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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