TOKYO VICE Season 2 Coming February 8, New Trailer Revealed

Max has announced a February 8 release date for Tokyo Vice season 2, and released the first trailer starring Ansel Elgort.

Max has revealed a new trailer for the second season of Tokyo Vice and confirmed it will be coming sooner than expected. The series stars Ansel Elgort and goes deep into the Tokyo underworld, loosely adapting American journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat.

Check out the new trailer here:

J.T. Rogers is a writer, creator, and showrunner. The cast includes Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Academy Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Show Kasamatsu, and Ayumi Ito. Yosuke Kubozuka and Miki Maya join season 2 as series regulars.

After an eight-episode first season, Tokyo Vice returns with ten new episodes, premiering the first two on Feb. 8, and one episode weekly from there on. Michael Mann directed the pilot of season 1 and stayed on as executive producer for both seasons. Mann just directed Ferrari, starring Adam Driver, out in North American theaters now, and is getting ready to film his Godfather Part II-esque version of Heat later this year.

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(L-R) Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe in season 2 of Tokyo Vice.

HBO and Max Are Starting the Year Strong

After a slowdown of new titles in the last few months of 2023, Casey Bloys, head of HBO and Max for Warner Bros. Discovery, is taking 2024 by storm. HBO is debuting the fourth season of True Detective on Sunday, subtitled Night Country, and they will be following it up with the last season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on Feb. 4 and later the Kate Winslet-fronted miniseries The Regime on March 3.

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But the year is only getting busier after that. In 2024 alone, they have Park Chan-wook’s The Sympathizer, starring Robert Downey Jr., which could be out before the summer and a new superhero parody from Sam Mendes titled The Franchise, which will likely close out the year for them. They are also supposed to release new seasons of House of the Dragon (during the summer), Industry, Somebody Somewhere, My Brilliant Friend, and The Jinx: Part Two.

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Ansel Elgort in season 2 of Max’s Tokyo Vice.

In addition to Tokyo Vice, Max just announced that Hacks will be returning with season 3 this spring, though they haven’t confirmed a specific date yet. New seasons of The Sex Lives of College Girls and maybe even And Just Like That… are also due out this year. Max will also be adding a new Pretty Little Liars spin-off titled Summer School and, of course, the Colin Farrell-led spin-off from The Batman, The Penguin.

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The big guns are returning in 2025, though, with new seasons of The Last of Us, The White Lotus, and Euphoria, in addition to the It prequel series Welcome to Derry. The first season of Tokyo Vice is streaming now on Max.

About Tokyo Vice Season 2

Release Date: Feb. 8
Created by: J.T. Rogers
Executive producers: J.T. Rogers, Alan Poul, Alex Boden, Josef Kubota Wladyka, Brad Caleb Kane, Adam Stein, Ken Watanabe, Emily Gerson Saines, Ansel Elgort, Jake Adelstein, Kayo Washio, Destin Daniel Cretton, John Lesher, and Michael Mann
Distribution: HBO, Max
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Show Kasamatsu, Ayumi Ito, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Miki Maya.

Synopsis: Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, season two of the series, filmed on location in Tokyo, takes us deeper into the city’s criminal underworld as Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) comes to realize that his life, and the lives of those close to him, are in terrible danger.

What did you think of the new trailer for season 2 of Tokyo Vice? Were you a fan of the first one? Which HBO/Max project are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know your thoughts on our Discord server and on social media, and stay tuned for more!


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