FX’s latest global event series is “Shōgun”, which is an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel, 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.

“Shōgun” features an acclaimed Japanese cast, unprecedented for an American production, including 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; Takehiro Hira as “Ishido Kazunari,” a powerful bureaucrat who is Toranaga’s chief rival; Moeka Hoshi as “Usami Fuji,” a widow who must find new purpose amidst her lord’s fight; Tokuma Nishioka as “Toda Hiromatsu,” Toranaga’s trusted general and closest friend; Shinnosuke Abe as “Toda Hirokatsu” (“Buntaro”), Mariko’s jealous husband; Yuki Kura as “Yoshii Nagakado,” the brash son of Toranaga with a strong desire to prove himself; Yuka Kouri as “Kiku,” a courtesan renowned for her artistry throughout Japan; 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 has been created for television by Rachel Kondo & Justin Marks, with Marks serving as Showrunner and Executive Producer alongside Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca, and Kondo.

How Many Episodes Of “Shōgun” Will There Be?

This new limited series will consist of ten episodes.

When Will New “Shōgun” Episodes Be Released On Disney+?

The premiere of the 10-episode limited series will include the first two episodes, followed by a new episode each week. In addition to its day-and-date global streaming launch, the FX linear channel will telecast new episodes once each week.

The first two episodes of “Shōgun” will be released on Tuesday, 27th February 2024, on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States.  It will also be released on Star+ and Disney+ in Latin America.   The show will also be released globally on Disney+, including in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia,

Here’s a list of when each of the new episodes will be released:

Note: This is subject to change

  • Episode 1 – Tuesday 27th February 2024
  • Episode 2 – Tuesday 27th February 2024
  • Episode 3 – Tuesday 5th March 2024
  • Episode 4 – Tuesday 12th March 2024
  • Episode 5 – Tuesday 19th March 2024
  • Episode 6 – Tuesday 26th March 2024
  • Episode 7 – Tuesday 2nd April 2024
  • Episode 8 – Tuesday 9th April 2024
  • Episode 9 – Tuesday 16th April 2024
  • Episode 10 – Tuesday 23rd April 2024

What Time Will New Episodes Of “Shōgun” Be Released On Disney+

Disney+ updates on Tuesdays at the following times:

  • Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
  • Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
  • UK: 08:00 AM
  • Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM

Sometimes, episodes can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ front page usually updates about an hour later.

What Time Will New Episodes Of “Shōgun” Be Released Hulu

Hulu updates daily at the following times:

  • Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
  • Eastern Time: 03:00 AM

Is “Shōgun” on Netflix?

This series is made by FX Productions exclusively for Disney+, so it will not be available on Netflix, Max, or Amazon.

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