Will There Be Shogun Season 2? (Latest Official Announcement)

In Short
  • FX has not announced anything about the renewal of Shogun for a second season.
  • The showrunners, producers, and actors previously shared their opinions about Shogun ending as a one-season limited series.
  • However, there is a new report in town claiming Hiroyuki Sanada has agreed to a deal to return as Toranaga in season now.

Since its premiere, FX’s Shogun TV show has enthralled viewers with an intriguing political drama set in Japan. Shogun, which has been airing for the past two months, concluded with episode 10. After watching the outstanding Shogun finale, we know you are eager to find out if Season 2 of the show is already in the works. Since we share your curiosity, we have compiled all the details you need to know about the possibility of there being a Shogun Season 2.

Did FX Renew Shogun for a Second Season?

Hiroyuki Sanada as Lord Toranaga in Shogun
Image Courtesy: Shōgun by FX (IMDb)

As of the writing of this article, FX has yet to release an official statement regarding the renewal of Shogun for season 2. However, multiple reports have come in, especially from Deadline hinting at Hiroyuki Sanada striking a deal with FX to return as Shogun Toranaga in Season 2.

Right now, it is expected that the remaining deals will be settled. Thus, we can expect an official Season 2 confirmation very soon. [UPDATE] A new report from THR now has confirmed that seasons 2 and 3 of the Shogun series are under development. In addition to this, it is also confirmed that Hiroyuki Sanada, Michaela Clavell, Rachel Kondo, and Justin Marks — the creative minds behind the first season are returning alongside James Clavell Estate (author’s team) to work on the upcoming seasons 2 and 3.

It should be noted that the showrunners, producers, and even the cast have already offered their thoughts about Shogun being a limited series with just one season. This is primarily due to the fact the creators decided to adapt the whole book into just one season with 10 episodes. However, as the most expensive series by FX, Shogun became the most viewed series on their platform which essentially sowed the seeds for seasons 2 and 3.

Could Shogun Season 2 Arrive with an Original Story?

Hiroyuki Sanada as Lord Toranaga in Shogun
Image Courtesy: Shōgun by FX (IMDb)

Since the first season ended where the book ends, there are only three options available for the crew. We have seen numerous hit TV Shows such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hannibal, The Expanse, and many others getting expanded beyond the source with fresh original stories. If the showrunners have an original story with much potential, they can opt for this route.

Another smart and suitable approach they can undertake is to adapt the real-life story of Ieyasu Tokugawa as the source material was written based on his life story and the power struggle involving him. I believe this option could work very well naturally as a foundation for season 2.

There is one more befitting choice which is to adapt the remaining novels of the Asian Saga. For those who aren’t aware, James Clavell, the author of the Shogun novel, has also written five other similar novels that are collectively known as the Asian Saga. Thus, the showrunners can potentially adapt one of the renowned works of James again to deliver another blockbuster show with the same beloved cast as well.

At this moment, the possibility of Shogun season 2 has turned around well and has been renewed for seasons 2 and 3. As Clavell’s daughter remarked the audience demand can drive the decision, and it indeed turned out to be true. So, bookmark this page to stay up to date with more updates about season 2, and do let us know your thoughts about the new season announcement in the comments below.

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  • rytamainteriors says:

    Let’s unite our voices and show our enthusiasm for filmmakers. Shogun Season 2 is worth fighting for!

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