Shogun Two More Seasons Renewed

Shogun Has Been Renewed For Possibly Two More Seasons

Shogun, the hit FX and Hulu television series starring Hiroyuki Sanada, has been renewed for possibly two more seasons. Despite the first season covering all the contents of the book it’s based on – and initially intended to be a limited series – it looks like the show’s success was simply too irresistible for FX and Hulu to deny more seasons.

FX and Hulu released an announcement confirming that they would continue to work with the Estate of author James Clavell on the series, confirming that a renewal “will likely yield two additional seasons of the drama series.”

The renewal goes against previous comments made by showrunner and co-creator Justin Marks, who said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year that it was intended to be a limited series:

“We took the story to the end of the book and put a period at the end of that sentence. We love how the book ends; it was one of the reasons why we both knew we wanted to do it — and we ended in exactly that place.”

As a result of the renewal, Shogun will no longer be submitted to the Emmys in the limited series category but in the drama series category instead.

The official description for Shogun reads:

“Set in the 17th Century, the story is told from the perspective of British hero John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai, while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga’s struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain, or Shogun.”

Since its release earlier this year, Shogun has become FX’s most viewed show in its history based on global hours streamed. Over on RottenTomatoes, it’s currently sitting with a 99% approval rating and rave reviews from critics and fans. It will be interesting to see how the showrunners continue the story without having the source material to adapt. Hopefully it’s not a Game of Thrones situation, which ironically didn’t stop it from sweeping Emmys.

Source: IGN

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