Season 2 will premiere in February on Max, in the spring on WOWOW in Japan
Eiga Natalie reported on Friday that the second season of the live-action series adapted from the book Tokyo Vice by American reporter Jake Adelstein will premiere on Max (formerly HBO Max) in February and on streaming. Japan’s WOWOW event in the spring. The film’s production team also revealed two new actors.
The new cast members are:
Yōsuke Kubozuka as Naoki Hayama, a yakuza returning from prison
Miki Maya as Shoko Nagata, a detective with the Japanese National Police Agency who becomes Katagiri’s partner
Returning cast members from the first season include Ansel Elgort as protagonist reporter Jake, Ken Watanabe as experienced police officer Katagiri, Rinko Kikuchi as Jake’s senior reporter, Eimi Maruyama, Rachel Keller in as landlady Samantha Porter and Show Kasamatsu as Satō, a young yakuza leader.
Alan Poul, Josef Kubota Wladyka, Takeshi Fukunaga and Eva Sørhaug are directing the show’s 10-episode second season. JT Rogers is credited as creator and writer. WOWOW co-produced the series.
© Jake Adelstein, Pantheon
The first season of Tokyo Vice premiered on HBO Max in April 2022 and also on WOWOW later that month.
The project was originally planned as a film, with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter films) originally playing the role of Adelstein. The project was adapted into a 10-episode television series, with Michael Mann directing the first season.
Adelstein writes about crime and the yakuza for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. Adelstein became entangled with the yakuza because of his work and especially with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, and wrote about his experiences in Tokyo Vice.
Source: Eiga Natalie, Entertainment Weekly (Christian Holub)