Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2016

David Simon’s HBO Porn Drama Starring James Franco Picked Up to Series

'The Deuce' hails from George Pelecanos and co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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HBO is extending its relationship with David Simon.

The premium cable network has handed out a series pickup to period porn drama The Deuce, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. An episode count and premiere date has not yet been determined.

Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the show follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. It explores the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.

Read the full story at Hollywood Reporter, by Lesley Goldberg

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