HBO’s original series, based on the memoir by Jake Adelstein, turned out to be the fans’ favorite. Hence, it is no surprise that Tokyo Vice (2022) has already been renewed for Season 2.
We will get a second peek at the neon-soaked corners of Tokyo.
HBO has announced that the second season will come round for sure, without setting a particular date though. The first season arrived at HBO Max in April. We’re likely to see the series return in 2023.
The show, produced by Michael Mann and starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, adapts the book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein. Although the series is rather a dramatization (more than a retelling of facts as in the source material), the story glues to the screen. Anchored by the undeniable chemistry of Watanabe and Elgort, Tokyo Vice captures the exoticism of the Yakuza underworld.
Adelstein, known to be “an unflinching chronicler of organized crime in Japan“, has also assisted in the production of Tokyo Vice (2022).
While the viewership statistics are clouded with mystery, the decision cements the positive response to the first season.
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!”– Tokyo Vice (2022) creator J.T. Rogers.