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SHOGUN (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/20/13 - 2/4/19
STATUS:
previously in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes; limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, August 2018) In its largest international scale production to date, FX has ordered Shogun, a 10-episode limited series period drama based on Shogun, the best-selling novel by James Clavell, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA TV (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting), Michael De Luca (Moneyball, The Social Network), and Michaela Clavell will serve as Executive Producers along with Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Pacific), who will direct multiple episodes of the series, Eugene Kelly (Westworld, Leftovers, Boardwalk Empire), and Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies, Top Boy), who will write the series. Rachel Bennette (NW, Bel Ami) is also onboard as Supervising Producer. Tom Winchester from DNA TV will serve as a producer on the series. Georgina Pope (Mr. Holmes, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) will serve as Co-Producer and Eriko Miyagawa (Silence) as Associate Producer. Shogun will be shot in the UK and Japan and produced by FX Productions. Shogun, set in feudal Japan, charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Allon Reich as EP
· Andrew Macdonald as EP
· Eugene Kelly as EP
· Georgina Pope as CO-PROD
· James Clavell as BOOK
· Michael De Luca as EP
· Michaela Clavell as EP
· Nigel Williams as CRTR/EP (2013)
· Rachel Bennette as SP
· Ronan Bennett as EP
· Tim Van Patten as EP
· Tom Winchester as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· DNA Television
· FX Productions