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‘Tokyo Vice’ Producer Alan Poul Talks Season 2, Why Japan’s Capital Is the “Most Difficult” City to Shoot

American director and producer Alan Poul is best known to the industry for his work on prestige HBO series like Six Feet Under, The Newsroom and Big Love, but his career began, improbably, on a soundstage on the west side of Tokyo, Japan.  After graduating with a degree in Japanese language and literature from Yale […]

Non-English Content Has a Bigger Shot Than Ever at This Year’s Emmys

In March, Netflix’s Squid Game made history with its SAG Award wins for best actor and best actress, making it the first non-English-language series to take home those honors. The hugely popular South Korean drama is now an Emmy frontrunner, and it’s likely it will be the first non-English show to earn a series nom […]

How ‘Severance,’ ‘Tokyo Vice’ and ‘WeCrashed’ Sound Pros Built Very Different Sonic Environments

The sound editors on these series had to create familiar, yet slightly unreal, soundscapes for their respective dramas.

‘Tokyo Vice’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO Max

HBO Max is going back to Tokyo. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streamer has handed out a second-season renewal to drama Tokyo Vice. The series, starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, has come under fire over the validity of its source material, journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat that serves as […]

Insiders Call B.S. on ‘Tokyo Vice’ Backstory

In the mid-2000s, after about a decade of reporting in Japan, American journalist Jake Adelstein came upon a story that would change the trajectory of his life and career. Adelstein discovered that four major figures in yakuza organizations —Japan’s crime syndicates — had traveled to UCLA Medical Center to receive liver transplants. The most prominent […]

HBO Max’s ‘Tokyo Vice’: TV Review

This adaptation of Jake Adelstein's memoir about working as a journalist in Tokyo features Ansel Elgort in a leading role and Michael Mann behind the camera for the pilot.

Michael Mann’s ‘Tokyo Vice’ HBO Max Series Fills Out Cast

Michael Mann’s HBO Max crime series Tokyo Vice is filling out its cast. Series leads Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, as well as the previously announced Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf and Rinko Kikuchi, are joined by Japanese actors Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita, who will be series regulars.  In the show, created and written by […]