Director To Make Streaming Debut For HBO Max

Michael Mann, the director of Heat and Miami Vice, is set to is to make his streaming debut with Tokyo Vice, HBO Max’s upcoming original crime series with Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe.

The show is based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. The drama captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem. It is informed by his memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan.

Mann became one of the big screen’s most talented director’s during Miami Vice’s run on NBC. The landmark cop show, about 80s undercover cops struggling to stop drug dealers and criminals, with the classic synth soundtrack and sweet-ass speed boats at their disposal, It also solidified a unique style that would make Mann the go-to guy for gritty crime stories with big emotional stakes.

Mann, whose last TV series was HBO’s 2011 drama Luck, will direct the Tokyo Vice pilot and serve as an executive producer of the series along with J T Rogers, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, Alan Poul, Elgort, Destin Daniel Cretton and Watanabe.

Nothing further to report at this time but do stay tuned for more on Tokyo Vice as further updates become available.