HBO Max cancels Tokyo Vice after two seasons

It is the series adaptation of Jake Adelstein's 2009 book with the same name.
HBO Max cancels Tokyo Vice after two seasons

Crime drama series Tokyo Vice will end with the recently concluded second season on streaming service HBO Max, producers confirmed.

Created by JT Rogers, the show starred Ansel Elgort, Rachel Keller, Sho Kasamatsu, Ken Watanabe, and Ayumi Ito in the lead. It is the series adaptation of Jake Adelstein's 2009 book with the same name.

Rogers and series director Alan Poul confirmed that Tokyo Vice was ending with two seasons during a panel discussion on Saturday.

"Over the last five years, Max has made sure we got to tell our story. They have supported us through thick and thin. Not only did they give us these two seasons, they said yes when we asked to end season one with a series of cliffhangers, and they said yes when we asked for two extra episodes so we could land the plane in the way [creator] J.T. [Rogers] had always envisioned,” Rogers and director Alan Poul said in a joint statement. “We’re grateful not only to Max but to our partners Fifth Season, who sold the show around the world and made it a global success story. They were in the trenches with us always, guaranteeing that we could make the show we wanted to make. The response from both the press and from fans, in particular to season two, has been overwhelming," they added.

Tokyo Vice was the first major U.S. TV show to be filmed entirely in Japan. The 10-episode second season of the show earned critical acclaim. The show was developed by Max’s original executive regime of Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly and Sarah Aburey. It was originally pitched as a two-season show with the events of the series having ended with its April 4 finale, titled "Endgame". Elgort had also signed on for two seasons of the series.

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