HBO Max has renewed the Max Original drama series TOKYO VICE for a second season. From Endeavor Content and WOWOW, Japan’s leading premium pay TV broadcaster, the first season, which debuted in April, is available to stream on HBO Max.
The series is Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s (played by Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.
A creator J.T Rogers shared this exciting news, “Writing and then making the first season of TOKYO VICE with this remarkable group of artists was a matchless experience. So I’m over the moon that we get to keep going. I can’t wait to get back to work in Tokyo with our brilliant cast and crew. Stay tuned: there are twists and turns in the tale to come!”
The series executive producer and director Alan Poul showed his appreciation, “The phenomenal viewer response in both the U.S. and Japan has been so gratifying. Making the show, and keeping it authentic, has been a genuine labor of love on the part of our dedicated cast and crew, and we’re thrilled to be able to carry the story forward.”
Tony Award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers created and wrote the series and also serves as executive producer. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Michael Mann directed the pilot and is an executive producer, along with Emmy winner Alan Poul, Jake Adelstein, Ansel Elgort. A star-studded cast includes some of the Academy Award nominees like Ken Watanabe and Rinko Kikuchi, also surrounded by talented co-star like Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu, Tomohisa Yamashita.