HBO Max Renews Tokyo Vice for Season 2

By Jessica Lerner 

We’re going back to Japan.

HBO Max has renewed Tokyo Vice for a second season. From Endeavor Content and Wowow, Japan’s leading premium pay-TV broadcaster, the first season debuted in April.

The crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo and loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein‘s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, captures Adelstein’s (Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the underbelly of Tokyo in the late 1990s, where nothing is as it seems.


“We could not be more excited to bring the passionate fans of the show another season to continue this intriguing and suspenseful crime story set in one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in a statement.

Along with Elgort, the cast includes Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita.

“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,” said creator J.T. Rogers. “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!”