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After Max Raised Its Subscription Prices, The Streamer Confirmed Another One Of Its Shows Is Canceled

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When it comes to streaming services, there are two major developments that can sometimes leave customers feeling a way – price increases and TV show cancellations. Max proceeded with a pricing change this past week, and the timeline for said change was fast. It was confirmed in a press release that said hikes would be in play effective immediately. That aside, the streamer – like others – has had a tendency to cancel shows after only a season or two. Now, shortly after the company instituted the increase in subscription costs, has confirmed that another one of its original series is joining the list of shows canceled or ending in 2024

Which Max Show Has Come To An End?

Tokyo Vice is the streaming series that’s come to an end, according to Deadline. The trade reports that the confirmation was made amid the Produced By Panel held at Fox Studios. The series, which premiered on the platform back in the spring of 2022, finished up its second season back in April. Among those in attendance at the aforementioned event to share the news were series creator J.T. Rogers, director/producer Alan Poul and Sarah Aubrey, who’s the streamer’s Head of Original Content. An official statement was also shared by Max: 

From Tokyo Vice’s richly written material to the gorgeously composed shots to the lived-in performances, the care and creativity of this enormously talented cast and crew shines in every frame of the show. We thank J.T., Alan, Ansel, Ken, Fifth Season, and Wowow for their partnership on this wholly unique modern noir thriller.

Ansel Elgort on Tokyo Vice

(Image credit: Max)

A crime drama that’s set in 1999, the series is centered on a journalist (Ansel Elgort) from Missouri, who moves from Japan after landing a job with a major newspaper there. The young man is eventually thrust into the world of the yakuza – the Japanese crime syndicates – and is guided through the murkiness of their dealings by a veteran detective (Ken Watanabe). The cast also includes Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Tomohisa Yamashita, Sho Kasamatsu, Yōsuke Kubozuka and Miki Maya. J.T. Rogers and Alan Poul shared their own joint statement, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to have produced the show:

Over the last five years Max has made sure we got to tell our story. They have supported us through thick and thin. Not only did they give us these two seasons, they said yes when we asked to end season one with a series of cliffhangers, and they said yes when we asked for two extra episodes so we could land the plane in the way J.T. had always envisioned. We’re grateful not only to Max, but to our partners Fifth Season, who sold the show around the world, and made it a global success story. They were in the trenches with us always, guaranteeing that we could make the show we wanted to make. The response from both the press and from fans, in particular to Season 2, has been overwhelming. It’s been thrilling to find out how deeply viewers have engaged with our characters, and to hear how they are clamoring for more.

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