The bold American reporter who unfolding the giant crime syndicate in Japan is back for the second season! The news was announced on June 2022.
With the cliffhanger and loopholes in the finale of the first season, fans can expect a deeper investigation through the second season.
The first season’s early scene foreshadows the late stage of the investigation of the leader of the Yakuza, Tadamasa Goto. This means the second season will follow the predetermined premise following the first season’s plot.
Here’s the information related to the second season of Tokyo Vice.
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Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Tokyo Vice premiered on April 7, 2022, on HBO Max. The episodes were released twice a week after the initial three episodes’ releases and concluded on April 28, 2022.
With the success of the dual-lingual crime drama, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that HBO Max has renewed the second season of Tokyo Vice on June 7, 2020.
The production has begun in November 2022. Though it was planned to be released in 2023, the exact release date has yet to be confirmed.
It is estimated to premiere in early or mid-2023. This news will be updated after the exact release date has been revealed.
Tokyo Vice Season 2 Trailer
The second season trailer has yet to be released, enjoy the first season trailer for the time being.
The main cast includes Ansel Elgort (Jake Adelstein), Ken Watanabe (Hiroto Katagiri), Rachel Keller (Samantha), Hideaki Ito (Jin Miyamoto), Sho Kasamatsu (Sato), Ella Rumpf (Polina), Rinko Kikuchi (Emi Maruyama), and Ayumi Tanida (Tozawa Shinzo).
The network has yet to release a new additional cast, but the next series is expected to have a new cast as well as the withdrawal of some existing cast too.
Tokyo Vice Story
The story is based on the real story of Jake Adelstein, the first American reporter who works in Yomiuri Shimbun (called Meicho Shimbun in the series), the big newspaper company in Japan.
When he is in his first case, he stumbles upon a case involving the Yakuza. His publisher rejects his idea of digging deeper into the case. They just want him to write what he is ordered to without making a funny idea.
Unknown to him, in the 90s Tokyo, the Yakuza has become an omnipresent crime organization. Not even the government institution can release its clutch. Using his wits and determination, Jake Adelstein tries to uncover the truth behind the biggest crime syndicate in Japan.
With hard spoilers already spreading on the internet about the full content of the book, the plot of the second has a clear picture. Yet, the show has the charm to entice the viewer.
The first season has a cliffhanger which ended up with the bad guy being the winner. Can Jake and Hiroto turn the table on the second season?
Tokyo Vice News
The American crime drama television series, Tokyo Vice, was created by J.T. Rogers based on the memoir book of Jake Adelstein.
The book was initially planned to be adapted as a movie in 2013. All staff and the main cast have been announced back then with Anthony Mandler will be in charge of directing the film and Daniel Radcliffe set to play Jake Adelstein.
The movie plan was advanced enough to the point that production started in mid-2014. Yet, after all the buzz, the movie was canceled.
Fortunately, the series was repurposed into TV series in June 2019. WarnerMedia funded the series and streamed it on its streaming service, HBO Max.
The first filming began on March 5, 2020. Two weeks later, they announced that the filming had halted due to COVID-19. They resumed production on November 26, 2020, and concluded in June 2021.
The second season already entered the production phase in November 2022 in Tokyo. Can it follow the success of the first season?