This is a series that should not go unnoticed, especially among fans of Japanese culture. Adapted from the novel of the same name by the author James Clavell, Shogun It follows the story of a Portuguese Jesuit ship stranded off the coast of Japan sometime in the 17th century. Among the survivors of the sinking was John Blackthorn (Cosmo Jarvis), British sailor.
The latter would attract the attention of General Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada), who will decide to make him his prisoner so that he can learn about the customs and culture of his country. The two men will have a complex relationship, sometimes taking the form of a jailer and his prisoner, and other times the form of two friends.
Shōgun is not the first adaptation of a James Clavell novel to see the light of day. Already in 1980, Shogun miniseries It saw the light on the American channel NBC, with Toshiro Mifune And Richard Chamberlain In the main roles. Nearly half a century later, this new series will bring this story to a whole new generation of viewers!
The trailer unveiled by FX this week heralds a big-budget series, comprised of epic battle scenes but also majestic settings. A subtle aesthetic, serving up an exciting and imaginative story, though strongly inspired by real, real events.
The ten episodes of the mini-series will be broadcast in February 2024 on…