J. T. Rogers is an American Playwright who lives in New York. Rogers’s plays include Oslo, Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming, White People, and Madagascar. In 2017, Rogers’ Oslo won the Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work,the Lucile Lortel Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Rogers is the creator, writer and showrunner for the HBO Max television series Tokyo Vice , starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe.
Alan Mark Poul is an American film and television producer and director. Poul served as Executive Producer for the HBO original series, Six Feet Under, on which he made his directing debut. He directed four episodes of the series from seasons two through five.He later directed the pilot for CBS’ series Swingtown, of which he directed a total of four episodes. He also directed the 2010 CBS Films romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, originally titled Plan B.
He signed a new deal with HBO in April 2011. He was an executive producer of Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom. He also directed five episodes of the show in the first two seasons. Poul was an executive producer on Tokyo Vice and directed its final episode, Yoshino. He is fluent in Japanese.
Synopsis : In 1999, American journalist Jake Adelstein has relocated to Tokyo and must pass a written exam in Japanese to have the chance to join the staff of a major Japanese newspaper. He succeeds in becoming their first foreign-born journalist and starts at the very bottom. Taken under the wing of a veteran detective in the vice squad, he starts to explore the dark and dangerous world of the Japanese yakuza.
Creator: J.T. Rogers
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller
TV Network: Max
Premiere Date: Apr 7, 2022
Executive producers: J.T. Rogers, Ansel Elgort, Alan Poul, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ken Watanabe, Michael Mann, Jake Adelstein, Kayo Washio, Brad Caleb Kane
Here’s the trailer of the series.