Shogun release schedule: how to watch, premiere dates, episode count and more

Shogun just made its debut on FX but how and when can you watch episodes of the historical drama?

Eita Okuno as Saeki Nobutatsu, Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Hiromoto Ida as Kiyama Ukon Sadanaga. CR: Katie Yu/FX
Eita Okuno as Saeki Nobutatsu, Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Hiromoto Ida as Kiyama Ukon Sadanaga. CR: Katie Yu/FX /
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Shogun just made its big debut, but how can you watch episodes of this new FX historical drama? Find out here!

Based on the 1975 novel by James Clavell, Shogun was originally made into an award-winning 1980 ABC mini-series. Set in 1600 Japan, it follows English sailor John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis), who washes up after a conflict with Portuguese soldiers. Blackthorne is taken into the home of Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada), a local lord. Soon, the pair are involved in the various conflicts of the land and the battle for control. 

The series has been in the works for years and is prepared to be FX’s next big prestige drama. It already boasts some terrific actors and first-rate production and reviews have been great. So how can you watch it?

How can you watch Shogun?

Like other FX series, Shogun can be watched on that network on Tuesday nights at 10/9c. But, as per FX’s deal with Hulu, that streamer gets the episodes first and can be watched early Tuesday. So, if you have Hulu, you can binge the series faster, or if not, just wait for it to air that very night on FX, providing plenty of chances to see it.

Shogun episode count and release schedule

There are ten episodes for the series, which is standard for an FX show. The series premiered the first two episodes on February 27, with new installments coming out every Tuesday. The Season 1 finale is thus set for April 23. 

Per The Wrap, here’s the full schedule: 

  • Episode 1: “Anjin,” airs Feb. 27 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 2: “Servants of Two Masters,” airs Feb 27 on Hulu, 11:38 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 3: “Tomorrow is Tomorrow,” airs March 5 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 4: “The Eightfold Fence,” airs March 12 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 5: “Broken to the Fist,” airs March 19 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 6: “Ladies of the Willow World,” airs March 26 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 7: “A Stick of Time,” airs April 2 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 8: “The Abyss of Life,” airs April 9 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 9: “Crimson Sky,” airs April 16 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX
  • Episode 10: “A Dream of a Dream,” airs April 23 on Hulu, 10 pm ET on FX

With a good schedule set, Shogun looks set to be another epic adventure for FX fans and a top contender come awards season.

Shogun airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX and streaming on Hulu.