HBO has renewed its new drama series, THE DEUCE, for a second season. The show, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, chronicles the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. THE DEUCE began its eight-episode first season on Sunday, September 10.
“We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other. With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this captivating story evolves.”
“Everyone involved with this project is genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go,” says David Simon, creator of THE DEUCE. “We knew the theme and purpose of the story, but there are many people in the entertainment industry who might not have it told, or worse, would have told it for the wrong reasons. HBO is a serious outfit. And they don’t scare.”