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FX Launches ‘Shōgun’ Podcast

FX has launched a new “Shōgun” podcast alongside the series’ global release on FX, Disney+ and Hulu.

Explore the vision and artistry behind the FX groundbreaking series, Shōgun, an epic saga of war, passion, and power set in feudal Japan.

Join host and staff writer Emily Yoshida as she sits down with the creators, cast, and crew that brought Sengoku Period Japan to life. In the exclusive companion podcast, each episode will break down the twists and turns of the plot, the top-of-the-line craft behind the scenes, and the real-life history that informed it all.

You can find the Companion Podcast on Apple and Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Shōgun” premiered with two episodes on FX and Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally under the Star banner on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.  New episodes are released every week.

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.

You can also watch a previously released extended trailer below and read our review of the series here.





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