Endeavor Content and Wowow, Japan’s leading pay-TV player, have commissioned a second season of Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. J.T. Rogers is the creator and writer/executive producer of the drama, which stars Ken Watanabe and Ansel Elgort.
The series has been criticized for the certainty of its source material, journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, which serves as a rough insight into the drama. Adelstein’s (Elgort) daily descent into Tokyo’s neon-soaked ugly side in the late 1990s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem, is captured in the crime drama series.
HBO Max confirms Tokyo Vice Season 2
Tokyo Vice will return for a second season, according to HBO Max. Season 1 of Tokyo Vice was shot on location in Tokyo, and season 2 will surely follow. Season 2 will continue to extend the universe established in Season 1, however, it is unclear whether all the actors from Season 1 will return.
“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!” – J.T. Rogers
Tokyo Vice was ordered with a 10-episode commitment at first. The enormous production, like others, was forced to shut down during the pandemic’s quarantine phase, adding to its final cost. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has received an 86 percent and 89 percent rating from reviewers and audiences, respectively. Season 1, episode 8 left some unanswered mysteries for season 2. One of the most serious questions is whether Sato, a vicious yet compassionate member of the Chihara-Kai, is still alive after being stabbed several times. When Tokyo Vice season 2 starts, viewers will have to discover for themselves how Adelstein and his network of friends and confidants continue to navigate the underbelly of Tokyo.
Tokyo Vice Season 2 does not yet have a release date, but the first season is available to stream on HBO Max now.