Japanese stars Ito Hideaki (“Tokkai”), Kasamatsu Sho (“Flowers and Rain”) and Yamashita Tomohisa (“The Man from Toronto”) have joined the given a role as series regulars on “Tokyo Vice.” The series is supported by streaming service HBO Max, Japanese compensation TV leader Wowow and Endeavor Content.
The Japanese and English-language crime drama series boasts a formerly declared feature cast that incorporates Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf and Kikuchi Rinko.
The series is inexactly inspired by American columnist Jake Adelstein’s 2009 journal, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.” The series was made and composed by Tony-winning playwright J.T. Rogers. Michael Mann coordinated the pilot episode. Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) likewise coordinates.
Depicted by Elgort in the series, Adelstein was the first foreigner working the wrongdoing beat for a Japanese newspaper and spent through 12 years there. His book was first distributed in 2009 and has been converted into different languages. John Lesher optioned the book nine years prior and has initiated development and production.
The series describes Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat as he inserts himself into the Tokyo team of police to uncover defilement. The series annals Adelstein’s every day plummet into the corrupt underside of Tokyo, where nothing and nobody is genuinely what or who they appear.
Ito plays Miyamoto, a bad habit criminal investigator who is extraordinary at his particular employment and knows it. Kasamatsu plays Sato, a Chihara-Kai wrongdoing relative, while Yamashita depicts Akira, an expert host who isn’t pretty much as legit as he appears.
Other new cast increments include: Sugata Shun as Ishida, the head of the Chihara-kai Yakuza bunch; Hagiwara Masato as Duke, the administrator of the upscale entertainer club; Tanida Ayumi as Tozawa, the head of the Tozawa-gumi Yakuza gathering; and Toyohara Kosuke as Baku, a director of the news organization where Jake, played by Ansel Elgort, works.
Mann likewise fills in as executive producer with J.T. Rogers, Emily Gerson Saines, Alan Poul, Jake Adelstein, Elgort, Cretton, Watanabe, Brad Caleb Kane, Washio Kayo, and Lesher.
The finished series will stream solely on HBO Max in the U.S in mid 2022. Wowow will stream and air the series in Japan in Spring 2022. Try Content handles worldwide distribution.
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