New Samurai show with John Wick star compared to Game of Thrones with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Shōgun, a highly anticipated historical drama set in feudal Japan, has garnered widespread acclaim and achieved the remarkable feat of earning a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Adapted from James Clavell’s 1975 novel, the upcoming FX series delves into the tumultuous political landscape of 17th-century Japan. The narrative revolves around the arrival of English sailor John Blackthorne, portrayed by Cosmo Jarvis, whose presence catalyzes a chain of events involving daimyo Lord Yoshii Toranaga (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) and samurai Toda Mariko (portrayed by Anna Sawai).

The synopsis of the series teases a complex interplay of power dynamics, as Blackthorne’s revelations hold the potential to shift the balance of power in Japan, pitting him against formidable adversaries such as Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants. Amidst this intrigue, Mariko, torn between her loyalties and newfound alliances, navigates her role as a translator and her heritage as a Christian noblewoman.

With a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score after 17 reviews, Shōgun has drawn comparisons to the monumental success of Game of Thrones, despite lacking its fantastical elements. However, the series promises a comparable scope, boasting an expansive ensemble cast led by Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis.

Notably, Shōgun’s achievement of a flawless Rotten Tomatoes score sets it apart from even the most acclaimed seasons of Game of Thrones, marking a significant milestone in its own right.

Audiences in the US can catch the premiere of the first two episodes on FX starting February 27, while viewers in the UK can enjoy it on Disney+.

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