HBO Max‘s official YouTube channel started streaming a trailer for the live-action adaptation of American reporter Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice ebook on Monday.


The collection will premiere on HBO Max on April 7 with three episodes. The service will then add two new episodes each Thursday till the collection finale streams on April 28. The present may even premiere on Japan’s WOWOW service on April 24.

Ansel Elgort (higher left in picture above) performs protagonist and reporter Jake. Ken Watanabe (prime row heart) performs skilled cop Katagiri. Rinko Kikuchi (higher proper) performs Jake’s senior reporter Eimi Maruyama. Hideaki Ito (decrease left) performs corrupt cop Miyamoto. Show Kasamatsu (backside row heart) performs Chihara-kai yakuza group member Satō. Tomohisa Yamashita (backside proper) performs charismatic host Akira.

Other solid members embody Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Shun Sugata, Ayumi Tanida, Masato Hagiwara, Kōsuke Toyohara, Ayumi Itō, Makiko Watanabe, Yuka Itaya, and Miyuki Matsuda.

The undertaking was initially deliberate as a movie, with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter movies) initially starring as Adelstein. The undertaking is now a 10-episode tv collection, with Michael Mann directing. J.T. Rogers is credited as creator and author. WOWOW is co-producing the collection.

Adelstein wrote about crime and the yakuza for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. Adelstein grew to become entangled with the yakuza due to his work and particularly with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, and wrote about his experiences in Tokyo Vice.

Source: HBO Max‘s YouTube channel