The Deuce was inspired in part by the career of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for Mob control of the volatile and lucrative billion dollar sex industry. from its origins. Chronicles the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world of midtown Manhattan, when porn and prostitution was rampant,
Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy, as expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby. Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere. Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct. Abby changes up the Hi-Hat's
HBO announced today that The Deuce has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes the week following the drama's series premiere, which has earned early critical praise for its storytelling and colorful characters portrayed by its ensemble cast, which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.
Titled after the slang used by locals for New York’s fabled 42nd Street, The Deuce is set in and around Times Square and follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the adult film industry beginning in the early 1970s. With HIV and drug-related violence on the rise, two twin brothers start working for the Mob while operating out of Times Square, which is also home to a sex worker who starts working in the emerging porn industry.
Look for Season 2 of The Deuce in 2018.