Almost three years have passed since we told you that the inexhaustible Michael Mann would return to the television medium that gave him so much joy with ‘Miami Vice’ with ‘Tokyo Vice’; a high voltage thriller for HBO Max produced under the wing of WarnerMedia who just dropped their first trailer. And, what do you want me to tell you, the thing looks incredible.
Corruption in Tokyo
As we can see in its extensive preview, ‘Tokyo Vice’, in addition to an impeccable technical bill backed by the photography direction of Daniel Satinoff and John Grillo, promises a healthy dose of Mann’s trademark high-voltage thriller enriched by a more than attractive international cast led by Ansel Elgort; that will give life to a journalist immersed in a dangerous investigation of a powerful Tokyoite criminal.
Along with Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Ella Rumpf, Rinko Kikuchi, Hideaki Ito, and Odessa Young complete a cast that is under the orders of Michael Mann himself and Destin Daniel Cretton —director of ‘Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings’—, who will share responsibilities as directors in the 10 episodes that the story will occupy.
‘Tokyo Vice’ will land on HBO Max next April 7 with its first three chapters. From then on, two new episodes will be added to the platform’s catalog every Thursday until the end of the season on April 28. As far as I’m concerned, the hype train is out of control.