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      Limited Series – Shōgun

      Next Ep Tue Apr 23 Drama War TRAILER for Shōgun: Opening Credits Sequence List
      99% 104 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Set in Japan in the year 1600, 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. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Visually sumptuous and enriched with cultural verisimilitude, Shōgun is an epic adaptation that outdoes the original.

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      Joel L Amazing series so far. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Dwight Regin D I'm new to the concept of this movie, while I have not even read the book about it, it captures my curiosity about the traits and culture of ancient Japan. It kept me on the edge of my seat every episode released, its a new material for me (I'm more into war/adventure/sci-fi/fictional/action genre). Over all I have high regards and expectation about the rest of the season. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite book series being masterfully reproduced in this flawless adaptation. I recommend it to everyone Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review suzanne k Wow oh wow… it is rare to stun me but Shogun has done it time and again. Everything about this show is amazing from the cinematography to the storyline, the costumes, the authenticity, the culture, the acting, it all blows me away. One more episode to go. This will be a classic for sure! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Y K Reminds of GOT first 3 seaons. Great acting! Best show I seen since better call Saul. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Henrique F It started out bordering on perfection, but the further away it gets from the original material, the more it begins to deteriorate and appears unnecessarily stretched. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Feb 27, 2024 Anjin Destinies converge in Japan after a barbarian ship washes ashore in a poor fishing village; in Osaka, Lord Toranaga finds himself outplayed by his enemies. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 27, 2024 Servants of Two Masters Blackthorne's arrival in Osaka stirs up a hornet's nest of rivalries; Mariko is trapped between her cause and her faith when she must translate for the barbarian in Lord Toranaga's custody. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 5, 2024 Tomorrow Is Tomorrow After Blackthorne survives a brazen assassination attempt, Toranaga realizes he must ferry his allies out of Osaka or risk certain defeat. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 12, 2024 The Eightfold Fence Blackthorne and Mariko test their new alliance as they train Toranaga's gun regiment for war; Yabushige must navigate his past promises to Ishido when an old friend comes to the village. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 19, 2024 Broken to the Fist Blackthorne and Mariko struggle to contain the secret that could get them both killed; Yabushige searches for the spy who has betrayed his intentions to Lord Toranaga. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 26, 2024 Ladies of the Willow World Lady Ochiba returns to Osaka in order to accelerate the Regents' campaign against Toranaga; in Ajiro, Toranaga tests Mariko's loyalty to his cause. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 2, 2024 A Stick of Time Outplayed by new alliances in Osaka, Toranaga is forced to carve out a new deal with a long lost family member. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 9, 2024 The Abyss of Life Toranaga's defeated clan moves to Edo and awaits their fate; Blackthorne must decide who he fights for, the lord who has turned his back on him, or the ambition that brought him to Japan in the first place. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 16, 2024 Crimson Sky Mariko arrives in Osaka for the fight of her life; Blackthorne and Yabushige scramble to save their ownheads as their options dwindle. Details Episode 10 Airs Tue Apr 23 A Dream of a Dream In the wake of a tragic death, Blackthorne finally considers the true nature of Toranaga's plan. Details

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      Graeme Blundell The Australian It’s the most impressive opening, the detail in mise en scene and costume immaculate and the acting, able to seemingly grasp the mentality of feudal Japan with its values of ­patience, loyalty, and sacrifice. Apr 5, 2024 Full Review Louise Rugendyke Sydney Morning Herald Shogun is epic television as it should be. Wild plotting, complex characters and a real sense that you don’t quite know where it’s going, but you’re happy to stay for the ride. Mar 28, 2024 Full Review Camilla Long Times (UK) [Shōgun] is gripping: a sumptuous, startling, terrifically meaty rethink of the 1975 historical bestseller about John Blackthorne... Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Barbara Ellen Observer (UK) For all the bloodshed, this is an intricate study of power, warcraft and betrayal. The deluge of subtitles make it feel yet more smoky, magical and mysterious. I didn’t expect much, but I’m finding it fascinating. Rated: 4/5 Apr 15, 2024 Full Review Ana Yorke PopMatters If you only have hours to spare on a weekly basis, invest them in Shōgun. The return will be generous. Apr 8, 2024 Full Review Jorge Rivera Rubio QiiBO A perfect fix for those missing Game of Thrones. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

      Season Info

      Director
      Frederick E.O. Toye, Hiromi Kamata, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Charlotte Brändström, Takeshi Fukunaga, Jonathan Van Tulleken
      Executive Producer
      Rachel Kondo, Justin Marks, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca
      Screenwriter
      James Clavell, Rachel Kondo, Emily Yoshida, Matt Lambert, Shannon Goss, Maegan Houang, Justin Marks
      Network
      Hulu
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Drama, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Feb 27, 2024