Will there be a season 2 for the Shōgun series on Disney Plus?

The showrunner doesn't seem excited: “I don't know if it's possible. And I also don't know if James Clavell could have done better and made a sequel.”

After ten episodes, the great epic Shōgun ended on Disney Plus. But is a season 2 possible? Co-creator and showrunner Justin Marks tells The Hollywood Reporter, suggesting it's not really planned:

“I don't know. My goal was to get everyone on the same page, between the original (1975) book and the series. I hope that now the TV audience and the book audience are on the same wavelength that they have the same point of view on this story and the way it unfolds. We would possibly be open to the idea of ​​doing a season 2, if we had a story to tell. beyond the book. Because in fact, I don't think we want to go on an adventure without a road map.”

Because Shōgun is based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell from 1975 and has a more or less definitive ending, similar to the book. So regarding a potential season 2, Marks doesn't seem to have the ambition to go further: “It's not even about doing better. It's just that we won't be able to match Clavell. I don't know if it's possible. And I also don't know if Clavell could have done better and made a sequel. That's probably why he moved on to other books… He knew that what he had done was final. So it's a difficult question.

James Clavell actually wrote other novels in Asia, notably Tai-Panwhich takes place in Hong Kong in 1842. So Justin Marks might want to adapt them in turn, in a sort of post-Shōgun. Even if he tempers: “It's difficult to talk about an anthology because Fargo, for example, draws different threads that start from the same place. There, we would change place and time each time. It's difficult to build a coherent universe.

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