The drama series, based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction book of the same name, stars “The Goldfinch’s” Ansel Elgort as an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. According to HBO Max, “the series will chronicle Jake’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing, and no one, is truly what or who they seem.”
Mann joins as director and executive producer alongside writer J.T. Rogers, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines and Destin Daniel Cretton. Elgort and his co-star Ken Watanabe also executive produce.
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Among Mann’s TV credits are “Miami Vice,” “Vega$,” “Crime Story,” “Robbery Homicide Division” and HBO’s doomed horse racing drama “Luck.