FX’s newest series is the Japanese historical drama “Shogun” based on a novel published in 1975 by James Clavell.

Some may also remember a 1980 miniseries, also based on the book, that starred Richard Chamberlain and was a huge hit at the time. This 10-episode version is described as a more faithful adaptation to the scope of the novel, as Clavell’s daughter, Michaela, is an executive producer.

The epic tale is set hundreds of years ago in Japan under the rule of military dictators known as Shogun. The first two episodes of “Shogun” premiered Feb. 27 on FX and Hulu.

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