TV - Tokyo Vice

Coming to the BBC later this year, watch the trailer for the drama Tokyo Vice, starring Ken Watanabe and Ansel Elgort...

Press Release

Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein's non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein's (played by Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late ‘90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.

Alongside Ken Watanabe and Ansel Elgort, the series stars Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita, Tokyo Vice was created and written by J.T. Rogers, who also serves as executive producer. The legendary Michael Mann directed the pilot and is an executive producer along with Alan Poul, Jake Adelstein, Ansel Elgort,Emily Gerson Saines, Brad Kane, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ken Watanabe, Kayo Washio, and John Lesher.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “The BBC are delighted to be the exclusive Free TV home of Tokyo Vice. With the first episode superbly orchestrated by Michael Mann, the series is a fascinating and immersive dive into the neon-lit underbelly of 1990’s Tokyo and a crime world dominated by the yakuza.”

The series debuted on HBO Max last week and the BBC should air it later in the summer.

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