HBO Max has booked a return journey to Japan, with a Season 2 renewal for the crime drama Tokyo Vice.
Loosely impressed by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the sequence — filmed on location in Tokyo and which debuted in April — follows Adelstein’s (performed by Ansel Elgort) day by day descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo within the late Nineteen Nineties, “the place nothing and nobody is actually what or who they appear.”
Ken Watanabe co-stars as Hiroto Katagiri, an organized crime detective and father determine to Adelstein, who helps the reporter navigate his precarious beat.
The Season 1 solid additionally included Rinko Kikuchi (Invasion), Rachel Keller (Legion), Ella Rumpf (Austria-Germany’s Freud), Hideaki Ito (Boku no yabai tsuma), Present Kasamatsu (Love You because the World Ends) and Tomohisa Yamashita (Japan’s Code Blue).
In an announcement, Sarah Aubrey, Head of Unique Content material for HBO Max, mentioned, “We couldn’t be extra excited to carry the passionate followers of the present one other season to proceed this intriguing and suspenseful crime story set in probably the most vibrant and delightful cities on this planet.”
Added sequence creator (and Tony Award-winning playwright) J.T. Rogers, “Writing after which making the primary season of Tokyo Vice with this outstanding group of artists was a matchless expertise. So I’m over the moon that we get to maintain going. I can’t wait to get again to work in Tokyo with our good solid and crew. Keep tuned: there are twists and turns within the story to come back!”