FX announced Friday it has ordered “Shogun,” a 10-episode limited series on feudal Japan based on the 1975 novel by James Clavell, which also inspired a 1980 miniseries on NBC.
FX is billing “Shogun” as “its largest international scale production.”
The series will be written by Irish novelist and screenwriter Ronan Bennett and English writer Rachel Bennette.
Tim Van Patten, an Emmy winner for directing “Boardwalk Empire,” will direct multiple episodes.
The original “Shogun” won three Emmy awards, including outstanding limited series.
“The story of `Shogun’ has captivated audiences since James Clavell first released his epic novel more than 40 years ago,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. “The themes of an outsider encountering a new culture are as relevant today as then.”
FX also announced it has ordered a fourth season of the limited series “Fargo,” which will star Chris Rock, in the story of the heads of black and Italian criminal syndicates in Kansas City, Missouri in 1950 who trade their eldest sons to cement their peace.
FX also announced it had ordered the eight-part limited series “Devs,” which will star Sonoya Mizuno as a young computer engineer who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, the San Francisco-based cutting-edge tech company Amaya, who she believes are behind the murder of her boyfriend.
The cast also includes Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) as the Amaya’s CEO, whose obsession is the covert work of the company’s development division.
All eight episodes have been written by Alex Garland, who received a best original screenplay nomination in 2016 for “Ex Machina.” Garland will also direct all the episodes.
The announcements were made in connection with the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour which is being held in Beverly Hills.