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James Franco Will Return for HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Season 2

James Franco is coming back for round two of The Deuce. Franco plays the pair of twin brothers at the center of George Pelecanos and David Simon’s grimy HBO series exploring the early years of the porn industry in 1970s New York City. Show More Summary

Mystery writers Megan Abbott and Lisa Lutz keep the balance of power in check on 'The Deuce'

Dedicated to examining the porn industry’s birth in grungy, early ’70s Times Square, HBO’s “The Deuce” can be unrelentingly bleak. But it’s also created by David Simon and his regular collaborator, George Pelecanos, two men shrewd enough to hire a pair of top mystery writers — Megan Abbott (“Dare...

THE DEUCE Episode Eight Review: Deep Dreams

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

The first season of David Simon and George Pelecanos' porn chronicle comes to a close. Read more...

Careless Love

“You got me wrong. I love women. But it's the Deuce.” This was the last spoken line of Sunday night’s first-season finale of David Simon and George Pelecanos’ great, kaleidoscopic The Deuce, about the sex trade in 1970s New York City. Show More Summary

‘The Deuce’ Season 1 Finale Recap: ‘My Name is Ruby’

Everybody loves a good bookend, and with its season finale “My Name is Ruby,” The Deuce delivers us right back to where we started: a slightly longer episode, written by David Simon and George Pelecanos, directed by Michelle McLaren. But it’s not just a nifty bit of circularity; by explicitly recalling where we began, the […]

Austin Film Fest Review: THE SEVEN-UPS Is American Poliziotteschi

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

THE DEUCE co-creator George Pelecanos brought one of his favorite gritty NYC films to ATX. Read more...

Interview: 'The Deuce's' Gary Carr On Researching Pimps & How 'The Wire' Changed His Life

HBO's The Deuce, created by the brilliant team of David Simon & George Pelecanos (who previously were behind shows such as The Wire, Treme and Show Me A Hero), surveys the NYC of the early 1970s with a nonjudgmental, journalist's eye...Show More Summary

David Simon & George Pelecanos Outline Three Season Plan For THE DEUCE

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

The porno period piece will cover a trilogy of time periods. Read more...

The Deuce Director Explains How You Can Tell When a Man Directed a Sex Scene

In case you’re still wondering if David Simon’s new HBO show, The Deuce, co-created with George Pelecanos, is any good: Yes, it is. And if you’re still not sure, Sunday’s fifth episode, “What Kind of Bad?,” may win you over. It has some of the first season’s most intense moments ... More »

Sex Work and Survival in HBO's 'The Deuce'

In George Pelecanos and David Simon’s latest work, sex work unites marginalized people in the unlikeliest of places.

Overrated/Underrated: James Franco is weirdly perfect in 'The Deuce,' and '2 Dope Queens' rules

UNDERRATED James Franco in “The Deuce”: Full of the rich dialogue expected from two minds behind “The Wire,” this series from David Simon and George Pelecanos vividly captures the sleazy stories of 1971 Times Square and the rise of porn. But for all the delicate dynamics and strong performances,...

HBO Renews Drama Series

Two episodes into the season for an HBO drama series, the pay-cable network has made the decision to renew the show for a second season. The show is the 1970s period drama “The Deuce,” from David Simon and George Pelecanos....

HBO Renews Drama Series ‘The Deuce’ Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, for Second Season

Press release from HBO, Sept. 19, 2017: Following early critical raves, HBO has renewed the drama series THE DEUCE for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The series was created by George Pelecanos...

The Deuce Gets a Season Deuce

Get ready for The Deuce, Part Deux. HBO renewed its freshman sex industry drama for a second season on Tuesday. The James Franco-starring drama from The Wire's David Simon and George Pelecanos premiered Sept. 10 and has so far aired two episodes. "We are thrilled to continue our creative... Read More > Other Links From The Deuce

'The Deuce' Renewed for Season Two at HBO!

The Deuce, HBO’s new show starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has been renewed for a second season! “We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said (via Variety). “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds [...]

‘The Deuce’ Renewed For Season 2 At HBO

Just days after its Season 1 premiere, HBO has renewed its praised drama series The Deuce for a second season. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the show is titled after the local slang for New York's fabled 42nd Street. Show More Summary

'The Deuce' Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

The George Pelecanos and David Simon drama will return for another season.

The Deuce premiere is the best of times in the worst of times

It’s hard to outdo the mix of humanity and tragedy in the conclusion of A Tale Of Two Cities, but David Simon and George Pelecanos sure try—and they put Sydney Carton’s trip to the guillotine in there to boot. Midway through the pilot of The Deuce, a prostitute and one of her regular clients watch the conclusion of… Read more...

A Look Back At The Real Deuce: Times Square In The 1970s

The new HBO series The Deuce, which premieres tonight (though the first episode dropped a little early for streaming), is set in 1970s Times Square. Behind the show are The Wire veterans David Simon and George Pelecano, who recreate the dark corners and bright lights of the area perfectly. [ more › ]

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