May 16, 2024

FX announced today that two additional seasons of Shogun are currently in the works. Stopping short of calling it a renewal, the network stated that along with Hulu and the Estate of James Clavell, they are working to extend the global hit drama.

Originally billed as a limited series, the show premiered in February with a 10-episode run that garnered high praise from both critics and viewers alike. Through its first nine weeks, it became FX's most-watched show ever based on global hours streamed.

Today's announcement confirmed that the show's key creative partners including Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, Executive Producer Michaela Clavell, and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada are on board for the development. No timing for production has been set, but a writers' room is slated to begin this summer. The intention is to develop the story and characters into a saga that will likely yield two additional seasons.

Adapted from James Clavell's bestselling novel, Shogun is set in 1600 Japan, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga 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, bring 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.