Stars: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller
HBO Max has released the “Tokyo Vice 2022” trailer, offering a first look at the upcoming crime series. Loosely adapted from American journalist Jake Adelstein’s coverage of Tokyo Metropolitan Police operations, the series stars Ansel Elgort as Adelstein as he documents the underbelly of 1990s Tokyo crime and police corruption culture. . Ken Watanabe also stars, alongside Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Rinko Kikuchi, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu, Tomohisa Yamashita, Shun Sugata, Masato Hagiwara, Ayumi Tanida, and Kosuke Toyohara.
Tokyo Vice is loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the beat of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The crime drama, shot on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of late-’90s Tokyo, where nothing and no one is really what they seem.
The series was greenlit with Elgort attached to star in 2019. Emmy-winning and acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann later joined the production, signing on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer for the series. JT Rogers serves as the series’ writer, creator, and executive producer.
“Tokyo Vice” comes from Endeavor Content and Japanese pay TV broadcaster WOWOW. Other executive producers include Adelstein, Elgort, Watanabe, Cretton, Alan Poul, Emily Gerson Saines, Brad Kane, Kayo Washio and John Lesher.
“Tokyo Vice” represents Mann’s first directorial effort since the release of his globe-trotting thriller “Blackhat” in 2015. The filmmaker is frequently recognized as one of the masters of the modern crime genre, with films like “Heat,” “Manhunter” , “Collateral” and “Thief”. Mann also directed “Miami Vice” and served as an executive producer on HBO’s short-lived drama series “Luck.”
The first three episodes of “Tokyo Vice” Tv Series will be available to stream on HBO Max on April 7. Two episodes will premiere each subsequent Thursday until the season finale on April 28.