Shōgun (upcoming miniseries)

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Based onShōgun
by James Clavell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Tom Winchester
Production company(s)
Original networkFX

Shōgun is an upcoming American drama television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell that is set to premiere on FX. It is a remake of the 1980 television series of the same name.


Shōgun follows "the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance."[1]



On August 3, 2018, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour that FX had given the production a straight-to-series order. Executive producers were expected to include Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Michael De Luca, Michaela Clavell, Tim Van Patten, Eugene Kelly, and Ronan Bennett. Rachel Bennette is set as a supervising producer, Tom Winchester as a producer, Georgina Pope as a co-producer, and Eriko Miyagawa as an associate producer. Patten will also direct for the series as Bennett will also write. FX Productions and DNA Television are slated to serve as a production companies for the series.[1][2]


Principal photography for the series was scheduled to commence in March 2019 in Japan and the United Kingdom,[3] but was delayed because the network felt that the production wasn't in good enough shape and that they wanted to aim higher.[4]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (August 3, 2018). "FX Orders 'Shōgun' Limited Series Based On James Clavell Novel – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Nemetz, Dave (August 3, 2018). "Shōgun Miniseries Ordered at FX". TVLine. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Cook, Laurence (November 12, 2018). "UK Greenlit: TV Adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral + More Projects Casting Now". Backstage. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 4, 2019). "Shōgun': Production On FX Limited Series Has Been Delayed; Here Is Why". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2019.