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Disney Officially Confirms First Super Bowl Trailer

Super Bowl XVIII is quickly approaching, and there have been plenty of rumors over the past few weeks about which trailers Disney might debut.

Typically, Disney keeps their plans pretty close to their chest. However, in this case, Disney has confirmed that FX and Hulu have purchased a 30-second spot for “Shōgun.”

The 10 episode limited series will debut its first two episodes on Feb. 27, 2024, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. A new episode will drop each week on the streamers, and the FX linear channel will telecast new episodes once each week.

Related: Review: FX’s ‘Shōgun’ Series Is An Epic Adventure You Don’t Want To Miss

An extended trailer for the series has always been released:

What is Shōgun About?

FX’s “Shōgun,” an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel, was created for television by Rachel Kondo & Justin Marks. The 10-episode limited series 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.

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.

What Other Trailers Might Debut?

Disney has always had a big presence at the Super Bowl, and this year is expected to be the same. You can read our dedicated article about which Disney trailers might debut during the Super Bowl here.


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