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BC-Filmed Feudal Japan SHOGUN Series Premieres in 2024

Game of Thrones in feudal Japan.

BC-Filmed Feudal Japan SHOGUN Series Premieres in 2024

The new BC-filmed Shōgun series premieres on FX and streams on Hulu or Disney+ in 2024.

Adapted from James Clavell’s bestselling 1975 novel, Shōgun is set in feudal Japan. It charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai:

John Blackthorne (CosmoJarvis), a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada), a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko (Anna Sawai), a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties who must prove her value and allegiance.

Related: FX’s SHŌGUN Series With Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai & Hiroyuki Sanada Filming in B.C.

We wrapped physical production on the limited series Shōgun in June [2022), which was by far our biggest and most ambitious production ever. We still have a long process of post-production ahead of us but the show looks fantastic — FX CEO John Landgraf.


BC filming dates:: September 22 2021 – June 30 2022.

Episodes: 10.

Showrunners: Justin Marks and his wife Rachel Kondo.

Cast: Cosmo Jarvis, Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai,.Tadanobu Asano, Fumi Nikaido, Tokuma Nishioka, Takehiro Hira, Ako, Shinnosuke Abe, Yasunari Takeshima, Hiroto Kanai, Toshi Toda, Hiro Kanagawa, Nestor Carbonell, Yuki Kura, Tommy Bastow, Moeka Hoshi, Yoriko Doguchi, Yuka Kouri

Cosmo Jarvis as Pilot Major John Blackthorne, Hiroyuki Sanada as Lord Yoshi Toranaga, Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabu, Fumi Nikaido as Ochiba No Kata (Lady Ochiba), Tokuma Nishioka as Toda Hiromatsu, Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari, Ako as Daiyoin Lady Iyo, Shinnosuke Abe as Toda Buntaro, Yasunari Takeshima as Mura, Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Omi, Toshi Toda as Sugiyama, Hiro Kanagawa as Igurashi, Néstor Carbonell as Vasco Rodrigues, Yuki Kura as Yoshi Nagakado, Tommy Bastow as Father Martin Alvito, Moeka Hoshi as Usami Fuji, Yoriko Dōguchi as Kiri No Kata, Yuka Kouri as Kiku, Yuki Kedoin as Takemaru, Mako Fujimoto as Shizu No Kata.

Producers: Justin Marks, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Michael De Luca, James Clavell’s daughter Michaela Clavell, Tim Van Patten.

Filming in BC:

Shipwreck in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island.

Ship set at Rocky Point in Port Moody.

Osaka docks set at Rocky Point in Port Moody.

1980 Shōgun Miniseries:

Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune and Yoko Shimada played John Blackthorne, Lord Toranaga and Lady Mariko in the 1980 Shōgun miniseries.

FX’s Shōgun series premieres in 2024.

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