Shogun and 6 other period dramas to watch in April 2024

As we get closer to starting another month, you'll want to find some more period dramas to watch. Shogun is the top suggestion on our list for April 2024.

“SHOGUN” -- "Broken to the Fist" -- Episode 5 (Airs March 19) Pictured (L-R): Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne, Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado, Jodai Suzuki as Toranaga’s Brown Kosho. CR: Katie Yu/FX
“SHOGUN” -- "Broken to the Fist" -- Episode 5 (Airs March 19) Pictured (L-R): Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko, Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne, Yuki Kura as Yoshii Nagakado, Jodai Suzuki as Toranaga’s Brown Kosho. CR: Katie Yu/FX /
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Shogun is our top suggestion for period dramas in April 2024

There are a lot of great shows to watch on TV right now. When it comes to period dramas, the quality is growing. We’re getting more historical fiction that is accurate while still being exciting.

Then there are other shows that are just made for entertainment. They take some real history, but they certain add a dramatic flare to it. The great news is that there ends up being something for everyone.

Not sure what to watch in the coming month? Here are seven period dramas you’ll need to check out in April.

Continue watching Shogun

There are still five episodes of Shogun to arrive. Four of them will air throughout April, and it makes for an exciting tale. This covers the story of the first Englishman to reach Japanese land. He already has the language barrier to contend with. It’s even worse when he learns the Portuguese Catholics are already there, and they view him as the enemy mostly because he’s Protestant.

All of this is in the middle of a feud between the lords of Japan. Their leader has died, and now they all fight for power over the young heir to the throne.

This series does bring us a lot of Japanese and subtitles. It also has a cast predominately made up of Japanese-American actors. And while some of it is fictionalized because it’s based on James Clavell’s book of the same name, it is respectful of Japanese culture and history.

Shogun is available to stream on Hulu.