Friday, February 09, 2024

"Shōgun" - In The Year 1600

Take a look at more footage from "Shōgun", the new 10-episode live-action limited TV series, adapting 
author James Clavell's novel, created for TV by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, streaming February 27, 2024 on Hulu and FX:

"...set in Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, 'Lord Yoshii Toranaga' is fighting for his life as his enemies on the 'Council of Regents' unite against him. 

"Then when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, its English pilot  'John Blackthorne', comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne's own enemies - the 'Jesuit' priests and Portuguese merchants. 

"Toranaga's and Blackthorne's fates become inextricably tied to their translator, 'Toda Mariko' (Anna Sawai), a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father..."

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