33 years after the cult hit «Miami Vice» comes «Tokyo Vice» German trailer for the thriller series by Michael Mann — series news

» Tokyo Vice » tells the story of the American Jake Adelstein ( Ansel Elgort ). In the 1990s, the young journalist applied for a volunteer position at the respected daily newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun in the Japanese capital. Despite hostilities from several quarters, he gets the job and, under the guidance of his boss ( Rinko Kikuchi ), advances to become the first permanent foreign reporter at one of the big local newspapers.

The talented writer is particularly interested in the local underworld. With his outspoken, ruthlessly honest manner, he soon gains the trust of hardened Detective Katagiri ( Ken Watanabe ), one of the city’s leading police investigators into organized crime. When Adelstein begins to uncover the immense power within Tokyo society and the political ties of the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia, he not only puts his own life in great danger, but also the life of everyone close to him…

«Tokyo Vice» started in North America on April 7, 2022 with the local pay channel and streaming service HBO Max. The German release will follow on May 15, 2022 on STARZPLAY, a channel that you can book on Amazon Prime Video .

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The series is based on the real-life Jake Adelstein ‘s memoir , which was published in book form in 2009, titled Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan. The German translation of the volume is called «Tokyo Vice: A dangerous journey through the Japanese underworld» and is available in paperback and in the Kindle version from online retailers such as Amazon:

» The book «Tokyo Vice» by Jake Adelstein at Amazon *

«Tokyo Vice»: Series instead of a movie

The Warner Bros. studio announced a film adaptation back in 2013. At that time, Anthony Mandler («Monster») was supposed to direct and play «Harry Potter» star Daniel Radcliffe as the protagonist. However, the start of filming announced for 2015 never took place for unknown reasons.

Now, multi-award-winning playwright and playwright JT Rogers («Oslo») has developed Jake Adelstein’s book for series format. He also wrote the screenplays for the first and last of the eight, almost one-hour episodes of the first season. Filmed in Japan in 2020 and 2021. Michael Mann , the mastermind behind the legendary TV series «Miami Vice», which ran from 1984 to 1989 and became one of the cult hits of the 80s, acted as director of the first episode and as producer of the entire series . For the cinema, the Chicago native realized masterpieces such as «Heat», «Insider» and «Collateral».

Here is the original English trailer:

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Tokyo Vice Trailer (2) OV

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