The Deuce season 2 premiere date set for September
Taking place in 1978 in the era of punk, disco, and porn, the City never sleeps in HBO’s second season of The Deuce, which is set to debut on September 9. HBO also released a new poster for the upcoming season, which you can view now in the gallery below!
The show chronicles the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world of the sex trade from the moment when both a liberalizing cultural revolution in American sexuality and new legal definitions of obscenity created a billion-dollar industry that is now an elemental component of the American cultural landscape. It follows a cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife denizens as they swirl through a world of sex, crime, high times and violence, and the porn business begins its climb from Mafia-backed massage parlors and film labs to legitimacy and cultural permanence.
The Deuce is titled after the local slang for New York’s fabled 42nd Street and stars Oscar nominees James Franco (127 Hours) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart).
The series was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who previously collaborated on the HBO series The Wire and Treme. It is executive produced by George Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble and James Franco; the pilot was executive produced by Michelle MacLaren, who also directed the pilot and final episode of the first season.