“Shogun Season 2 Is Not Happening”: Co-Creators shares Shocking Updates

Shogun season 2 is already present in the watchlist of every other series-enthusiast, but will it really happen? Well, I don’t think so!

In the time when companies are running after money and re-releasing back to back sequels, Disney has found a gem in the form of Shogun. The classic, action-themed tale of Japan is now getting a lot of recognition online and no wonder why we are excited for it’s future drops. Unfortunately, it’s future is already looking quiet disappointing.

While Shogun has already delivered us it’s first few episodes, this show is already trending on all across the internet. It doesn’t really matter which social platform are you using, you’ll definitely find a post or two related to this show on your feed. I mean, it is the power of Shogun which makes it to break every other streaming records for FX network.

Just in case if you don’t know then let me tell you that Shogun premiere episode has officially garnered over 9 million views in it’s first five days of streaming (combining views from Disney+, Hulu, Star+ and FX). It makes it the most successful show of history for FX Network and that’s the major reason why we, the audience, are already looking forward for more seasons and spinoffs.

Long story short, Shogun season 2 is very unlikely to happen. I know it’s heart shattering to read something like this about your favorite show, especially when you’ve entered deep in it’s universe- but it is what it is. However, you can still keep your hopes high because the co-creators has also shared the ‘chances’ of Shogun season 2.

Shogun season 2 is not confirmed
image via FX Network

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, co-creators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo has shared many unexpected and at the same time, some hopeful updates regarding the future of this Japanese saga. When asked about more seasons, they’ve hinted at the natural conclusion with the ten-episode long run of this show. I am pretty sure that many of you don’t even knows about an unknown fact of Shogun. Many few people knows that the series took nearly ten years to finally bring to life. Yes, it is not like any other extra-ordinary shows of recent times which wraps up their production in six months or so.

Justin says that it’s better to leave the things on their classic conclusions rather then stretching them for no solid reasons. The amount of work and time that crew has spent in this process is playing the biggest part behind the success of Shogun, so it would be a no-brainer to move forward and rush the process for making Shogun season 2. The full quote says:

“We took the story to the end of the book and put a period at the end of that sentence. We love how the book ends; it was one of the reasons why we both knew we wanted to do it — and we ended in exactly that place. And I’ve been party to this in the past with shows like this, where you build a whole factory, and it only pumps out 10 cars and closes up shop. It’s a bummer. You know, one of our producers wrote a nearly 900-page instruction manual for how we do this show — almost as long as the book Shogun itself. All of this infrastructural knowledge went into it. I just hope someone else — maybe a friend — needs a production primer on feudal Japan at some point, so I can be like, ‘Here you go, use this book. That will save you 11 months.'”

To be honest, I feels like every single character from this saga will meet it’s faith and hence- neglecting the possibilities for more seasons. However, they’ve also hinted us to not leave hopes for more seasons. “It is more like if we want to have our next baby [Shogun season 2] together.“- he continued. I think that the long production tale of this show is the major reason which is avoiding them to move forward, but hey! If there’s a vision- there’s a hope.

The show revolves around our Lord Toranaga (Sanada) and John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis). John is a foreigner who doesn’t really knows the reality of the ongoing incidents. Despite this fact, when he finds himself in the middle of this serious situation, he begins to engage more with Toranaga and later helps him in the upcoming war that is going to shape Japan and more importantly- the Tokyo.

A still from Shogun season 1
image via FX Network

The show also features Lady Mariko (Anna Sawai) who belongs to a disreputable family. While her past seems quiet disrespectful, this lady is very dedicated for her future. It is in her faith to meet John and Toranaga in order to play a very vital role for the future of her country.

While Shogun season 2 might not happen in the near future, I think that if they manages to conclude the stories of every single character then there is no need to move forward in this saga. We are getting multiple TV Shows, spinoffs and sequel seasons nowadays and to be very honest- most of them doesn’t really makes any sense. Of course I myself would love to watch Shogun season 2, but only if they have something which is still left to uncover.

New episodes of Shōgun premiere every Tuesday on FX and stream on Hulu, so don’t forget to stream it from the ease of your homes. You can also stick around the corner with TVPrism as we brings you some of the most authentic and original content related to your favorite or every other trending TV Shows and celebrities. Till then- stay safe, peace out!

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