30 September (WNN) — FX announced that Anna Sawai will play Lady Mariko in the adaptation of Shogun. The network also announced additional cast members.
Sawai recently took on the role of Elle, taking care of young orphan Han (Sung Kang). F9.
Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshi Toranaga and Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne in the adaptation of the novel by James Clawell. The book was first adapted into a 1980 miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune, and a 1990 Broadway musical that ran for 72 performances.
Set in feudal Japan, Shogun begins when Blackthorne’s ship is wrecked in Japan. Lord Toranga guided him. Under Lady Mariko Toranaga to avenge her samurai father.
FX cast members Tadanobu Asano as Kashigi Yabushige, Fumi Nikaid as Ochiba no Kata, Tokuma Nishioka as Toda Hiromatsu, Takehiro Hira as Ishido Kazunari, Akko as Daiyoin’s Lady Io. In 2011, Shinnosuke Abe was announced as Toda Hiroshige. Hiroto Kanai as Kashigi Om, Toshi Toda as Sugiyama, Hiro Kanagawa as Igarashi, Nestor Carbonell as Rodrigues, Yuki Kura as Yoshi Nagakado, Tommy Basto as Father Martin Alvito, Usami as Fuji In Moka Hoshi, Yuriko Doguchi as Kiri no Kata and Kiku as Yuka Kori
Shogun Limited Series will be of 10 episodes. Jonathan van Tullken is directing the first two episodes, which are currently in production in Vancouver. Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo wrote the first two episodes.