FX’s Shogun is finally back on track–as announced at Disney Investor Day on December 10–after being greenlit way back in summer 2018, and then in pre-production to build in extra time to polish scripts and figure out logistics for filming the 10-episode series. In 2018, the network was hailing the show as its largest international scale production, with filming in the U.K. and Japan.
Two years later, FX has not lost any bravado or enthusiasm for the series. John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions said that the adaptation of James Clavell’s beloved epic saga, Shogun, is back on track and set to be “one of the most sweeping, sophisticated, and adult series FX has ever created.” Although not set in italics, “adult” is a key word here–FX describes the show’s world as being “set within the riveting and real Game of Thrones that was feudal Japan.”
The Game of Thrones gauntlet being thrown down is not just aspirational thinking. Adapted by Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, the show’s creative staff also includes Tim Van Patten, an award-winning producer of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, and also the director of Game of Thrones’ pilot and many early episodes.
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