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alert-–-‘gripping’-bbc-crime-drama-is-axed-after-two-series-–-leaving-fans-fuming-as-show-bags-a-whopping-92%-rotten-tomatoes-scoreAlert – ‘Gripping’ BBC crime drama is axed after two series – leaving fans fuming as show bags a whopping 92% Rotten Tomatoes score

A ‘gripping’ BBC crime drama has been axed after just two series. 

Streaming service Max’s decision to cancel Tokyo Vice has left fans fuming as the show bagged a whopping 92 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The drama was based on US journalist Jake Adelstein’s account of the police beat in the Japanese capital.

Airing on BBC One in the UK, it starred Ansel Elgort, who only signed a two-year contract, and was originally released as a book in 2009.

The reason to cancel has not been confirmed but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it could be attributed to Max’s strategy to revise their TV show slate. 

'Gripping' BBC crime drama Tokyo Vice has been axed after two series - leaving  fans fuming as the show bagged a whopping 92 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score

‘Gripping’ BBC crime drama Tokyo Vice has been axed after two series – leaving  fans fuming as the show bagged a whopping 92 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score

The Max drama was based on US journalist Jake Adelstein's account of the police beat in the Japanese capital. It starred Ansel Elgort and was originally released as a book in 2009

The Max drama was based on US journalist Jake Adelstein’s account of the police beat in the Japanese capital. It starred Ansel Elgort and was originally released as a book in 2009

Tokyo Vice has been a hit with fans and has scored a 92 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes for its average Audience Score and an 89 per cent score for the average Tomatometer. 

The cancellation of the show had devastated fans as they have flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their upset. 

One penned: ‘Tokyo Vice cancelled? Why would I still pay for Max?’

‘How the f**k is@Max$WBD going to cancel TokyoVice? Wtf is your deal? That is flat out just stupid considering all the garbage you keep on there. Gadamn. FINISH THE F*****G STORY (angry emoji)’

‘How is @SteamOnMax going to cancel Tokyo Vice when it is it’s best drama!?’

‘@HBO, can you all explain why you all cancel shows that are amazing or cut shows potential off at the knees? This is almost as bad as the last season of GOT. Why would you cancel Tokyo Vice when it was so damn good? pick this up. It’ll go crazy’

‘Why did you cancel Tokyo Vice?????? Horrible decision!!!’

”Tokyo Vice’ Cancelled by Max After Two Seasons This is so disappointing ⁦ ⁩ I love this show. So mad. Why would you cancel it was only thing I was watching currently on Max. Why do I need Max now? I don’t until Dragons. So cancel it.’

The cancellation of the show had devastated fans as they have flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their upset

The cancellation of the show had devastated fans as they have flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their upset

Across the two series, fans watched as Jake relocated to Tokyo to work as a rookie reporter.

However, he had to pass a written exam to become a staff member at a major Japanese newspaper in Tokyo.

As a cadet, he was under the guidance of veteran detective Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe). 

Jake was initially assigned to ‘tacky’ Saitama, and the memoir covers his next 12 years as a staffer for the paper, describing 80-hour work weeks, relationship difficulties, and the interactions between crime reporters and the police. 

Specific cases involved the search for the killer of Lucie Blackman, and the memoir also details death threats, after he published an expose on Tadamasa Goto. 

He also uncovered that Saitama Prefecture was altering scientific data on dioxin contamination.

The season two finale of Tokyo Vice dropped in April and at the time The Fault in Our Stars actor, 30, revealed that the final season full circled back to the pilot. 

The reason to cancel has not been confirmed but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it could be attributed to Max's strategy to revise their TV show slate

The reason to cancel has not been confirmed but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it could be attributed to Max’s strategy to revise their TV show slate

In a March interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said: ‘In episode eight we finally get to that first scene in the Michael Mann pilot where Jake and Katagiri go and meet with the yakuza’.

‘We finally got back there, and it was amazing for me to be back there now, because it was a few years later and I am speaking Japanese in the scene and I’m much better now’ he said.

Celebrated film director Michael Mann (Heat) made his return to the small screen for the first time in more than a decade after he directed the pilot episode.

The series was created by J.T. Rogers with stars Jake and Hiroto serving as executive producers with Rogers, along with Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). 

The series was created by J.T. Rogers with stars Jake (right) and Hiroto (left) serving as executive producers with Rogers, along with Destin Daniel Cretton

The series was created by J.T. Rogers with stars Jake (right) and Hiroto (left) serving as executive producers with Rogers, along with Destin Daniel Cretton 

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