The Deuce Season 2 Ordered by HBO

Early rave reviews of the sex trade drama The Deuce has HBO greenlit a second season. The series chronicles the rise of the pornography industry between 1970’s to the 1980’s. The 8 episodes season 1 tells the various characters of barkeep, pimps, prostitutes, police, mafia and locals mire in the sex trade industry within the city of New York. The Deuce is created by David Simon and George Pelecanos. The duo previously collaborated on The Wire and Treme. Both are serving as the executive producers along with James Franco and Nina Kostnoff Noble. James Franco is pulling a double duty as lead actor playing two roles as brothers, Vincent and Frankie Martino. Maggie Gyllenhaal who also serve as producer played Eileen “Candy” Merrell, the independent prostitute and a budding pornographer.  Her role is getting the early buzz of Emmy worthy performance. Other comparable cast includes Dominique Fishback(Show Me a Hero), Gbenga Akinnagbe(Independence Day: Resurrection), Gary Carr(Mass Effect: Andromeda), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Gangs of New York), Emily Mead(Nerve, Boardwalk Empire), Don Harvey(Taken 3), Daniel Sauli(House of Cards) and Chris Bauer(The Wire). The series title is named after the slang for a fictional 42nd Street of New York. The Deuce airs 9 pm Sunday on HBO. Check your local listing. Below is a preview of next week episode titled “The Principle Is All”.


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