New Tokyo Vice trailer brings Michael Mann crime drama to Japan

The official trailer for HBO Max. tokyo viceproduced by Michael Mann, released on Monday, giving us a fresh look at the upcoming undercover crime drama.

Based on Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir. tokyo vice follows an American journalist who has moved to Tokyo to investigate corruption in the police department (and the vice squad in particular). The trailer shows how the reporter became estranged from his colleagues (who always seem to call him a foreigner) before he merged into both the police world and Tokyo’s underworld.

In the trailer, we get a feel for the neon version of the city that will be featured in the series, as well as the sense of humor that the series has to offer. “What is it like to be a yakuza? I could write about it.” “Yes, but then I would have to kill you.” (Awkward silence and laughter). We also get a glimpse of the action later in a brief preview of the knife fight sequence.

Ansel Elgort (Tony in the new West Side Story, and someone who had numerous allegations of sexual assault against him) plays Adelstein, with Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, and Rinko Kikuchi co-starring.

Created by playwright J.T. Rogers (who wrote the first and last episodes of the season) and with first episode director Michael Mann, the first three episodes tokyo vice Coming to HBO Max on April 7th.

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