How To Watch Shogun Online? Plot, Cast, Release Date, And More!


In this staggering fandom of K-dramas, a little shift sounds refreshing. What about a Japanese series? Look no further as the re-adaptation of a Japanese mini-series has entered the market. We are talking about Shōgun. If you want to know how to watch Shogun online, its plot cast, and release date, just stick with us as we dive in. 

Shogun first appeared as a TV mini-series in the 1980s. It was adapted from a 1975 best-selling novel by James Clavell, titled same. Shogun is a historical fiction that depicts feudal Japan and the rise of the Toranaga dynasty. It is fictional but inspired by actual historical events. The new series is just the readaptation of the same and has ten episodes in total.

Two episodes of Shogun premiered on 27 February 2024. Tim Van Patten directs the series alongside production with Andrew Macdonald, Michaela Clavell, and Michael De Luca. The cast includes many returning actors like Hiroto Kanai, Moeka Hoshmi, and Fumiyo Kohinata, with a few more and other new cast members, including Hiroyuki Sanada, Anna Sawai, Fumi Nikaido Cosmo Jarvis, and Tommy Bastow.

Verified platforms to watch Shogun are FX network and Hulu.

Shogun Episodes And Release Date

How To Watch Shogun Online? Plot, Cast, Release Date, And More!

As we discussed, two episodes of the TV series premiered yesterday, i.e., on 27th February 2024, and the ten-episode-long series will drop its episode every Tuesday at 12.01  a.m. ET on FX TV Channel.

The list of episodes and their release dates are given in the below table-

Episode Date Of Release On FX
1. “Anjin”27 February 
2. “Servants of Two Masters”27 February
3. “Tomorrow Is Tomorrow”5 March
4. “The Eightfold Fence”11 March
5. “Broken To The First”19 March
6. “Ladies Of The  Willow World”26 March
7. “A Stick Of Time”2nd April
8. “The Abyss Of Life”8 April
9. “Crimson Sky”16 April
10. “A Dream Of A Dream”23rd April

How To Watch Shogun Online On Hulu? 

Shogun is streaming on the popular platform Hulu. The episodes drop on Hulu before they air on FX TV. Hulu is a great platform to access a lot of other FX shows than Shogun only. Hulu is a subscription-based platform and offers a 30-day free trial, which is a comparatively good deal. Hulu’s monthly plans are as follows-

  • Ad-supported-  $7.99/month
  • For students-  $1.99/month
  • Ad-supported annual plan- $79.99
  • Ad-free- $17.99/month

To watch on Hulu, follow the steps below-

  • Visit Hulu’s official website through a web browser.
  • Once you do that, the home page of Hulu will appear, saying  Try One Month Free in a big green box. Tap on it.
  • Once you do that, you will be asked to create an account.
  • Enter your email address, password, Name, Birthdate, and Gender.
  • Tap “Continue” at the bottom of the page.
  • On the next page, choose your desired plan and add your payment details.
  • Click continue, and you are done creating an account.

Wait for Shogun’s next episode to drop, and enjoy watching earlier than FX. 

 Where Else Can You Stream Shogun 2024 TV Series?

How To Watch Shogun Online? Plot, Cast, Release Date, And More!

Apart from Hulu, other popular live streamers are also offering Shogun. DirecTV and FuboTV are two alternatives to Hulu.  Like Hulu, DirecTV offers a seven-day free trial before starting a monthly subscription. DirecTV’s monthly plans are comparatively higher than Hulu’s. The plans are listed below-

Entertainment- $69/month

Choice- $89.99/month

Ultimate- $114.99/month

Premier- $159.99/month

Fubo offers a seven-day trial, and its monthly subscription starts from $80. Fubo also offers four plans, which are as below- 

Fubo Pro-  $80/month

Fubo Elite-$90/month

Fubo Ultimate-$100/month

Fubo Latino-$33/month

Plot Of Shogun 2024

How To Watch Shogun Online? Plot, Cast, Release Date, And More!

Based on historical events, Shogun follows the story of two men(Toranaga in a race against each other to establish themselves as the next leader of Japan during the 17th century.  The story is told from the perspective of an English sailor, John Blackthorne( Cosmo Jarvis), who ends up in Japan with his European wrecked ship. John carries with him the secrets that can help Yoshi Toranaga, the feudal lord, overpower his enemy( Lord Ishido)  and establish his rule. 

A man from a completely different culture lands up in Japan, is recruited by Toranaga, and partnered with Mariko( Anna Swaii) with whom he later develops a love relationship: the TV series very well depicts Japanese culture through a ruler’s story. 

Shōgun was a big chance to introduce our culture to the world, and we try to make it authentic as much as possible,” said Hiroyuki Sanada, who is in the star cast and production of Shogun.


Coming to the end of this write-up, I will say that as a non-Japanese person and a Cinema/TV lover, Shogun should not be missed. It is not just about a true story but also brings the ancient Japanese time on screen with grace. I hope the article helped you get the desired information on the recently premiered Shogun TV series.

What is the runtime of each episode of Shogun?

The runtime of each episode of Shogun ranges between 55 to 70 minutes.

Who is behind the production of Shogun 2024?

Erin Smith, Hiroyuki Sanada, Eriko Miyagawa, Jamie Vega Wheeler, and Tom Winchester served as the main producers of Shogun.

In which language Shogun is available?

Shogun is available in both English and Japanese language. 

Ujwal Mattoo
Ujwal Mattoo
With full journalism and half engineering background, Ujwal has hands in both the tech and creative fields. He is a film enthusiast who loves all kinds of genres. As much as he enjoys watching movies, he is always amused to know more and write about the locations to feed his hunger for traveling. In this world of fictional louds, he voices his opinions softly! He is either busy writing or playing with Milo, his dog!


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