How to watch Shogun — is it on Netflix?

Chris Tilly
Hiroyuki Sanada in Shogun

Here’s how to watch Shogun, FX’s acclaimed series that’s just come to an end after 10 extraordinary episodes, and if it’s available on Netflix.

For those who aren’t already desperate for Shogun Season 2, the series is based on James Clavell’s 1975 novel, a publishing phenomenon that sold millions of copies worldwide. It was the first novel in Clavell’s hugely popular ‘Asian Saga,’ which ended up totaling six novels.

In 1980, Shogun was turned into an acclaimed nine-part mini-series that starred the likes of Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, and John Rhys-Davies. Now, it’s been split into 10 parts for a brand-new adaptation by FX.

It was declared an “absolute masterpiece” from its first episode, and with Shogun ending this week, it’s now one of the best binge-worthy TV shows you can watch right now.

How to watch Shogun

Shogun is streaming on Hulu in the US, with all 10 episodes now available to watch.

Shogun airs on Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in other territories, like the UK. As it stands, it’s unlikely that Shogun will wind up on Netflix in the near future, if at all. Realistically, it will probably find a permanent home on Hulu or Disney+, since this is where most FX shows land.

The full Shogun release schedule for the US on Hulu and FX:

  • Episode 1: ‘Anjin’ – February 27, 2024
  • Episode 2: ‘Servants of Two Masters’ – February 27, 2024
  • Episode 3: ‘Tomorrow is Tomorrow’ – March 5, 2024
  • Episode 4: ‘The Eightfold Fence’ – March 12, 2024
  • Episode 5: ‘Broken to the Fist’ – March 19, 2024
  • Episode 6: ‘Ladies of the Willow World’ – March 26, 2024
  • Episode 7: ‘A Stick of Time’ – April 2, 2024
  • Episode 8: ‘The Abyss of Life’ – April 9 2024
  • Episode 9: ‘Crimson Sky’ – April 16, 2024
  • Episode 10: ‘A Dream of a Dream’ – April 23, 2024

Is Shogun on Netflix?

No, Shogun isn’t available on Netflix. It’s highly unlikely (barring any future arrangement à la HBO’s licensing of shows) that it’ll ever leave Hulu or Disney+, depending on your location.

If you’re about to dive into the series, here’s the official synopsis: “Shōgun is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village.”

All 10 episodes of Shogun are now available to stream. If you’re looking for other recommendations, we’ve got 5 movies to watch like Shogun and other new TV shows to watch this month. We’ve also got some simple explainers, like whether or not John Blackthorne was a real person, and what Shogun means.

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