Star+ presented the first trailer of “Shogun”the long-awaited FX miniseries that will premiere in February 2024 exclusively on the streaming service in Latin America.
FX’s “Shogun,” an original adaptation of James Clavell’s best-selling novelwas created for television by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks.
What Shogun is about
The 10-episode miniseries is set in Japan in the year 1600, during the beginning of a century-defining civil war. The producer Hiroyuki Sanada plays Lord Yoshii Toranaga, who fights for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him. When a mysterious European ship is found abandoned in a nearby fishing village, its English captain, John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis), arrives with secrets that could help Toranaga tip the balance of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne’s own enemies: Jesuit priests and Portuguese traders. The fates of Toranaga and Blackthorne become inextricably linked to his translator, Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last in a disgraced line of succession. As she serves her lord amid this tense political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound friendship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her, and her duty to her late father.
The series features an all-star Japanese cast, an unprecedented feat for an American production, including Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige, a notorious traitor 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 main rival; Moeka Hoshi as Usami Fuji, a widow who must find new purpose amid her lord’s struggle; 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, Toranaga’s son with a strong desire to prove himself; and Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba no Kata, the mother of the heir who will stop at nothing to put an end to Toranaga and his threat to her son’s power.
“Shogun” is a television creation by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca and Kondo. Hiroyuki Sanada serves as producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.
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