Tokyo Vice cancelled by Max


The properly obtained crime drama’s second season can be its final at Max.

Some of the critically acclaimed exhibits on Max (previously HBO Max) is coming to an finish, with it revealed at the moment that Tokyo Vice’s second season can be its final. The present starred Ansel Elgort as American journalist Jake Adelstein, upon whose memoir the present was primarily based. In it, Adelstein, against the law reporter, relocates to Tokyo and turns into embroiled on this planet of the Japanese Yakuza. Ken Watanabe performed his mentor, a detective investigating organized crime within the metropolis, whereas Rachel Keller, Sho Kasamatsu and Rinko Kikuchi co-starred.

The pilot episode for the present was famously directed by the nice Michael Mann, who additionally served as one of many present’s government producers. It was initially commissioned at a time when Warner-Discovery hoped to make HBO Max a hub for high-end collection, solely for a lot of of their exhibits, together with Raised by Wolves, The Flight Attendant, and now Tokyo Vice being axed after two seasons. Nearly all of their dramas have been cancelled by this level aside from their Fairly Little Liars reboot. On the comedy aspect, they’ve had extra success, with Hacks being a word-of-mouth hit. To notice, the present was a essential hit (season one made our greatest TV of 2022 checklist) with many considering the latest second season (which aired this winter after a protracted delay) was even higher.

Regardless of the cancellation, which didn’t sound sudden, in an announcement creator J.T. Rogers and government producer Alan Poul sounded proud of the way in which the present ended: 

“During the last 5 years Max has made certain we bought to inform our story. They’ve supported us by means of thick and skinny. Not solely did they offer us these two seasons, they mentioned sure once we requested to finish season one with a collection of cliffhangers, they usually mentioned sure once we requested for 2 additional episodes so we may land the airplane in the way in which J.T. had at all times envisioned. 

We’re grateful not solely to Max, however to our companions Fifth Season, who bought the present world wide, and made it a worldwide success story. They had been within the trenches with us at all times, guaranteeing that we may make the present we needed to make. The response from each the press and from followers, particularly to Season 2, has been overwhelming. It’s been thrilling to learn how deeply viewers have engaged with our characters, and to listen to how they’re clamoring for extra.

We all know there may be extra story to inform. After all we’ll see what the longer term holds, however we’re certainly grateful to have been capable of share this story on Max till now.”

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