How to Watch ‘Shōgun’: The New Series From Anywhere

How to Watch ‘Shōgun’: The New Series From Anywhere

The wait is ended for FX Network’s brand-new adaptation of James Clavell’s 1975 bestselling samurai novel Shōgun, which caused rather a stir with its Super Bowl trailer.

The action-drama, which takes place in medieval Japan in 1600, is centered on the ascension of Cosmo Jarvis, star of Peaky Blinders, as samurai John Blackthorne, an English foreigner who becomes a sailor while being exploited as a pawn in Lord Yoshii Toranaga’s fight to become the head of the nation’s ruling class.

The 10-episode series, which is directed by Justin Marks, whose credits include Top Gun: Maverick, and his wife Rachel Kondo, stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Toranaga. Sanada also acted as the series’ producer. Anna Sawai, who starred in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, portrays Lady Mariko, a mystery Christian noblewoman.

This new series is the second limited TV adaptation of the book; the first one, in 1980, starred Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, and Yoko Shimada and was a global hit.

Continue reading to find out where to access this eagerly anticipated new series and why a VPN can be a helpful tool once you’ve had your fill of samurai.

Release date and where to watch Shōgun

Shogun is set to premiere in the United States. The first two episodes will air back-to-back on Hulu on Tuesday, February 27th at midnight. Both episodes will also premiere on linear television channel FX on February 27th at 10pm ET. The remaining eight episodes of his will be released simultaneously on both platforms every week.

Disney recently introduced price increases for Hulu’s ad-free plans. However, you can save by streaming with ads or choosing the Disney bundle, which includes a $20 ad-free package. Read more about how we tested Disney Plus’ ad-supported tier and what you can expect with the price increase.

Watch Shogun on live TV streaming service

FX is also available in the US on the streaming service Sling TV with a Blue Tier subscription.

How to watch Shogun in the UK, Australia, and Canada

In the UK, Australia, and Canada, the new Shogun miniseries is available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus via the Star section of the streaming app.

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