EXCLUSIVE: Soji Arai (Dead Ringers) has been tapped for a substantial role in the second season of HBO Max‘s crime drama series Tokyo Vice, which is currently in production in Tokyo.
The Max Original led by Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe was renewed for a second go-round last June, after airing its first season in April.
It’s loosely inspired by a non-fiction, firsthand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat by American journalist Jake Adelstein (Elgort) and captures his daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late ’90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.
Arai will play Shingo, the lover and former colleague at the Meicho of Jake’s supervisor, Emi (Rinko Kikuchi). A single parent with a young son, Shingo is now an editor at a prestigious Tokyo weekly.Read more on deadline.com