June 8, 2024

Word is out that Tokyo Vice has been cancelled by Max after two seasons. Coming two months after the conclusion of its sophomore run, the news was confirmed by producers today during a panel at the Produced By conference in LA.

"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 J.T. had always envisioned," said creator J.T. Rogers and director Alan Poul 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. It's been thrilling to find out how deeply viewers have engaged with our characters and to hear how they are clamoring for more. We know there is more story to tell. Of course, we'll see what the future holds, but we are indeed grateful to have been able to share this story on Max until now."

Loosely inspired by the 2009 book of the same name by Jake Adelstein, the series follows an American journalist who relocates from Missouri to Tokyo in the late 1990s to join the staff of a major Japanese newspaper on the Metropolitan Police beat as their first foreign-born reporter. He is taken under the wing of a veteran detective in the vice squad and begins exploring the dark and dangerous world of the Japanese yakuza in the underbelly of Tokyo.