Ansel Elgot is set to star in WarnerMedia streaming service drama Tokyo Vice.
The series is based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction book of the same name, which is a first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. Elgort will star as Jake Adelstein, an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. 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.
WarnerMedia streaming has handed a 10 episode season order to the show. J.T. Rogers will write the adaptation with Destin Daniel Cretton directing. John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, and Elgort will serve as executive producers. Endeavor Content will serve as the studio.
This will be the first TV role for Elgort.