Ansel Elgort enters the world of television with the lead role in the reality-based thriller series, about an American journalist who covers crime in Tokyo.
HBO Max has released a first, intense trailer for its upcoming thriller series “Tokyo Vice”, which premieres on the streaming service next month. At the top of the cast is Ansel Elgort, most recently in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”, in his first major series role, followed by Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”).
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The plot revolves around the American journalist Jake Adelstein, whose career has largely been spent in Tokyo. His work as a digging crime reporter led to major revelations about the Japanese mafia, and his experiences in 2009 resulted in an autobiography, which has been the basis for the script in “Tokyo Vice”.
The series, which consists of ten episodes, is created and written by J.T. Rogers, who mainly has a background in theater. The first episode is directed by Michael Mann, known for being behind action-packed crime films such as “Heat”, “Collateral” and “Miami Vice”.
The first three episodes of “Tokyo Vice” will be released on HBO Max on April 7. Thereafter, two episodes will be released every Thursday, until the season finale on April 28.