FX Orders Limited Series ‘Shogun’


Yoko Shimada and Richard Chamberlain starred in NBC’s “Shogun” miniseries in 1980.


In its largest international scale production to date, FX has ordered “Shogun,” a 10-episode limited series period drama based on the best-selling novel by James Clavell, it was announced Aug. 3 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 on board 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 U.K. and Japan and produced by FX Productions.

“The story of ‘Shogun’ has captivated audiences since James Clavell first released his epic novel more than 40 years ago,” said Landgraf. “The themes of an outs