James Franco The Deuce

James Franco Porn Drama The Deuce Ordered to Series at HBO

James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal are making Times Square dirty again. (Sorry, Walt Disney!)

Franco and Gyllenhaal will star in The Deuce, an HBO drama series about the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City’s best-known tourist trap, our sister site Deadline reports. The Deuce will also likely chronicle the downfall of porn’s presence in Times Square, which was brought upon by “the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market.”

Additional cast members include Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva (Revenge), Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback and Emily Meade.

The pilot is written by David Simon (The Wire) and George Pelecanos (Treme), with Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) set to direct.

Will you make a trip back to The Deuce‘s Times Square? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the new series below.

 

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10 Comments
  1. Geo says:

    David Simon and one of the key people behind “Breaking Bad.” Sign me up.

  2. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    I have no legitimate reason for disliking James Franco. I just do. I feel bad about it.

  3. Bryan says:

    Wasnt Franco in another porn based movie too? The one with the guy from Pretty Little Liars

  4. Kurt says:

    David Simon…along with Aaron Sorkin….is TV royalty….I’d watch anything they have on television….can’t wait!

  5. militantgod says:

    They may as well just say Pelecanos is from The Wire as well. He wrote some of their best episodes (especially Middle Ground). He’s also a very accomplished novelist (check out the Derek Strange novels, top shelf stuff).

  6. Jake says:

    Well, at least it’s appropriately named…

  7. tvjunkie says:

    Being called The Deuce, I’m assuming it’s about deification porn? Not something I care to see.

  8. Becky says:

    I loved Homicide: Life on the Streets, The Wire, and Treme from David Simon, but I’m out on this. The subject matter seems pretty disgusting to begin with, but I might have given it a chance if they had not cast the already creepy James Franco. He’s seems very “icky” to use an old word, anyway. And watching him in a drama about the porn industry is just too much. Gross.

  9. Stan says:

    Finally some serious crew to cover this topic.