Audiences eagerly await Tokyo Vice Season 2 release date. We have exclusive details about the Tokyo Vice Season 2 release date 2023. Scroll down for details.
Tokyo Vice, a crime drama based on the life of American journalist Jake Adelstein, was liked by both fans and critics. So, everyone will be happy to hear that season 2 of Tokyo Vice is on the way. The creator of the show is J.T. Rogers, whose other big TV project was the TV movie Oslo, which was based on his own play. The pilot episode was directed by Michael Mann, who is known for his crime stories.
Tokyo Vice season 1 premiered in the US on HBO Max in the spring of 2022. In the UK, it came out in the fall. The show was renewed a few months later, in June. What can fans expect from Tokyo Vice season 2? Here is everything we know about the new season of the crime drama.
Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date
We don’t know for sure when new episodes of Tokyo Vice will come out, but we do know that the show will be back sometime in 2023. Tokyo Vice is one of the shows that will be back for a new season in 2023, according to a preview video for HBO and HBO Max’s lineup for that year. Since the footage shown was from season 1, it’s hard to tell how far along the new season is in production right now.
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What Will Happen in Tokyo Vice Season 2?
The show Tokyo Vice is based on Jake Adelstein’s book about his time in 1990s Tokyo covering the police beat and the Yakuza. Some people have asked how much of Adelstein’s book is based on real events, but we’ll talk about that another time.
In the first season, Jake got a job on the police beat at a well-known Tokyo newspaper. After some trouble at first, he gets close to a number of people who help him learn more about the Yakuza. This includes his editor, Eimi, a police detective, Katagiri, a member of the Yakuza, Sato, and Samantha, an American hostess.
Jake looks into a series of what seem to be suicides and finds surprising links to the criminal underworld. But the more he gets close, the worse things get. Sam tries to make money so she can start her own club, but her connections to the Yakuza and her past make things complicated. She is also worried about her friend Polina, who goes missing and Jake finds out was killed.
Then there is Sato, who is slowly moving up in the Yakuza, but he seems to be torn about what he wants to do with his life. Sato is attacked, stabbed, and left for dead at the end of season 1, but we don’t know if he lives or dies. Was this attack done by a rival Yakuza family, or was it done from the inside because Sato had started to question his bosses?
We didn’t see it anywhere else, but it didn’t look good for the dirty cop Jin Miyamoto, who was taken far away by his former mafia bosses just when he seemed to be turning a corner. No official plot summary for season 2 of Tokyo Vice has been released, but J.T. Rogers said this about the next season:
“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!”
— Tokyo Vice on HBO Max (@TokyoViceHBOMax) June 7, 2022
Tokyo Vice season 2 Cast
Ansel Elgort played Jake Adelstein in the first season of Tokyo Vice. Ken Watanabe played Hiroto Katagiri, Rachel Keller played Samantha, Rinko Kikuchi played Eimi, and Shô Kasamatsu played Sato. Ella Rumpf played Polina, while Hideaki Ito played Jin Miyamoto, and Tomohisa Yamashita played Akira.
HBO hasn’t said for sure who will be back for season 2, but Elgort, Watanabe, Keller, and Kikuchi are likely to be among them. Kasamatsu and Ito are a little less clear because we don’t know where we last saw them. We’ll let you know as soon as the cast for season 2 of Tokyo Vice is revealed.
Variety(opens in new tab) says that Takayuki Suzuki (Invasion) will join the show as Masahito Ohno, an architect who is a client at a hostess club and gets pulled into the underworld that works behind the curtain of the club.
Tokyo Vice Season 2 Trailer
Tokyo Vice season 2 doesn’t have a trailer yet. Even the HBO Max video that talks about the new season of the show and shows clips from season 1 uses footage from season 1. So, when we get the first footage of the new episodes, we’ll post it here. Until then watch Tokyo Vice Official Trailer.
Where to Watch Tokyo Vice
Tokyo Vice is a show made by HBO Max, so anyone in the US (or anywhere HBO Max is available) who wants to watch it needs a subscription to the streaming service. The first season is already available to stream on BBC iPlayer and Sky TV’s streaming service, Sky Go, for people in the UK.
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