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The Deuce: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on HBO?

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Vulture Watch What the deuce is going on with Vince and Frankie Martino? Is The Deuce TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Deuce season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the HBO premium cable channel, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the
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‘The Deuce’ Star Emily Meade on ‘Heartbreaking’ Finale Death, Season 2’s New ‘Perspective’

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‘The Deuce’ Star Emily Meade on ‘Heartbreaking’ Finale Death, Season 2’s New ‘Perspective’
(Warning: Spoilers from the Season 1 finale of “The Deuce”) “The Deuce” delivered a shocking death in its Season 1 finale on Sunday, and the scene wasn’t an easy one for the show’s team. Emily Meade, who plays prostitute-turned-porn actress Lori on the HBO drama, told TheWrap that it was tough to watch from set as Ruby (Pernell Walker) was pushed out of a window to her death by a john. Also Read: 'The Deuce' Star Dominique Fishback on Darlene's 'Questionable' Choices, Big Finale Twist “It’s heartbreaking,” Meade said. “Ruby’s obviously one of the most likable and charming,
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The Deuce: Season One Ratings

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Since Girls and The Leftovers have ended and Vice Principals, Game of Thrones, and Veep are nearing the end, HBO needs to shore up its programming slate, to retain its paid subscribers and attract new ones. Will The Deuce TV show, from George Pelecanos and David Simon, fill the bill? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz.
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The Deuce: David Simon Confirms Three Season Plan for HBO Series

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What's in store for The Deuce? Recently, creators David Simon and George Pelecanos spoke with Collider about the future of the HBO TV show.The gritty drama centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. The cast includes James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli.Read More…
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Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis

Film News Roundup: Columbus Short Developing Biopic on Baseball Player Dock Ellis
In today’s film news roundup, Columbus Short is developing a film based on the life of major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Patricia Arquette gets her first feature directing gig, “The Deuce” star Emily Meade joins “Trial by Fire” and Angourie Rice is starring in Australian drama ‘Ladies in Black.”

Project Development

Columbus Short and Artistry Films are developing a film based on the life of the late major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Ellis D,” is planned to go into production next year. The project will be produced by Max Gousse and Short at Artistry Films, who announced Tuesday that they have acquired life rights from Ellis’ widow, Hjordis Ellis, who has been consulting on the project.

Short plans to star in the film. He wrote the script along with actor/writer Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”).

It’s the second Ellis biopic in the works in Hollywood. In
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Emily Meade, Chris Coy & More Cast In Ed Zwick’s Drama ‘Trial by Fire’

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Emily Meade, Chris Coy & More Cast In Ed Zwick’s Drama ‘Trial by Fire’
Emily Meade and Chris Coy, both currently starring on HBO's The Deuce, have joined director Ed Zwick’s biopic, Trial By Fire, opposite Jack O'Connell and Laura Dern. From a screenplay by Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher, the film is adapted from David Grann’s 2009 article in The New Yorker. Jeff Perry (Scandal), David Wilson Barnes (Blue Bloods), and Carlos Gomez (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) also co-star. The pic centers on the account of…
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The Deuce: Season Two Renewal for HBO Drama Series

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With a title like The Deuce, it seems only natural that HBO would order a second season of their newest drama series. The series premiered on September 10th and the first season is currently averaging a 0.26 in the 18-49 demographic with 835,000 viewers (per the live + same day ratings).The Deuce features the talents of James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Gary Carr, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Michael Rispoli. Set in 1970s New York, the show revolves around the legalization of porn and the rise of the industry.Here's the renewal announcement from HBO: HBO Renews Drama Series The Deuce, Created By George Pelecanos And David Simon, Starring James Franco And Maggie Gyllenhaal, For Second SeasonLos Angeles, Sept. 19, 2017 – Following early
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The Deuce

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Network: HBO. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. TV show description: A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce TV show centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. The cast of characters includes bartenders, pimps and prostitutes, police officers, and party people. Flourishing barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz. Despite his
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The Deuce season 1 episode 1 review: The Pilot

David Crow Sep 27, 2017

David Simon's The Deuce arrived last night in the UK. Spoilers ahead in our Us chums' review of episode 1...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.1 The Pilot

The New York City of 1971, the New York City of The Deuce, is before my time. The days of fabled sleaze and seduction, vibrancy and violence, which piled onto the sidewalks like so many ripped garbage bags, have long passed… albeit, the garbage stacks remain. Even upon first visiting the Big Apple nearly 20 years ago, Giuliani Time was deep in the rearview, for better or worse. The crime rate is still way down, and you could walk through Times Square without being bombarded by trash, porno theaters, and rented
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The Deuce Season 1 Review

The entire first season was provided prior to broadcast.

“It’s the Deuce” – Vincent Martino

The sensory disorienting cesspool that is 1970s Manhattan, teeming with merciless pimps, amoral patrolmen, and entrepreneurial mafiosi, serves as the backdrop for David Simon’s engrossing, titillating HBO drama The Deuce. Co-created with George Pelecanos, who worked alongside Simon on The Wire and Treme, the eight-episode first season documents the evolution of the porn industry, the etiquette of prostitution, and the institutional racketeering propelling and consolidating them.

Breaking the skin is Vincent Martino (James Franco) and his twin brother Frankie (also Franco). A bartender of unparalleled trustworthiness, apart from deserting his flirtatious wife (Zoe Kazan) and children, Vincent bares the brunt of his kin’s gambling addiction and hotheaded demeanour. Incidentally, Frankie’s excessive debt to Rudy Pipilo (Michael Rispoli) lands Vincent a cushy managerial position at the thug’s newest bar, eventually allowing him
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James Franco Shines In New Trailer For HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

(Aotn) Taking us back to the gritty 1970’s New York City, a time when sex and drugs ran rampant and the porn industry went from being a back-alley, brown-paper-bag commodity to a billion-dollar universal in American life. There was a moment when ground zero for the earliest pioneers in the flesh trade was the midtown heart of the nation’s largest city, New York’s Times Square. HBO’s new eight episode series “The Deuce” starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal provides us with a look at this time of both sexual and cultural awakening.

Taking a page out of the “Fargo” playbook, Franco will portray two rival twin brothers who eventually became Mob fronts for the Gambino family in midtown, rising to some prominence in their own right. Those tales – provided by a brother who passed away a few brief months before “The Deuce” began filming its pilot – form
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The Deuce: HBO Unveils Official Trailer for James Franco Drama

"I wanna learn how to make movies." This week, HBO released the official trailer for their upcoming TV show The Deuce.From The Wire‘s David Simon and George Pelecanos, the drama “follows the story of 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 at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.” The cast includes James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Meade, Anwan Glover, Gary Carr, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.Read More…
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HBO drops a new trailer for porn industry drama The Deuce

During last night’s programming, HBO transported viewers back to the 1970s with a brand new trailer for The Deuce. The upcoming TV drama, which centers around the early days of the porn industry in New York City, stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the former of which pulls double duty playing twins Vincent and Frankie Martino. See a bustling, yet seedy city at the cusp of a billion-dollar industry in the footage below…

The Deuce comes to us from HBO royalty David Simon and George Pelecanos, who both are looking to continue their streak of bringing ground-level, city-focused dramas to the network. Pelecanos has worked as a writer and producer on Simon’s The Wire and Treme, which took place in Baltimore and New Orleans, respectively. Those shows ran for several seasons, although Treme never found an audience as passionate as The Wire’s, so if The Deuce performs similarly,
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HBO to premiere The Deuce with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in September

HBO has set a date for the premiere of its new series The Deuce. Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the ten-episode series will explore the beginnings of the porn industry in 1970s New York and will premiere on Sunday, September 10th.

The Deuce was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. The pair will also executive produce with Nina K. Noble and James Franco. Also starring in the series are Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Ghris Coy, Natalie Paul and Michael Rispoli.

“For America, flesh as a legal commodity begins in New York City, but it travels everywhere into the national life,” says Simon. “The fact is, we don’t sell a luxury car, blue jeans or bottle of beer anymore without a certain amount of pornographic thought attached.”

The Deuce follows the rise of the porn culture in
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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’

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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’
The Deuce” producers and stars want to draw a line about the series: It’s about porn, but is not porn itself.

That means that all of the problems associated with porn — the misogyny, the abuse, the objectification – are featured on “The Deuce” as part of the exploration of the topic, not for gratuitous storytelling.

“You portray it by being direct,” co-creator David Simon told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It would be a mistake to look at this and think that we are in any way trafficking in misogynistic imagery or objectification as one of the currencies driving the show. That’s what the show is about. I’m not sure how you make the show and avert your eyes and clean it up.”

Read MoreThe Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before In David Simon’s Porn Drama — Watch

The Deuce,
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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’

‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’
The Deuce” producers and stars want to draw a line about the series: It’s about porn, but is not porn itself.

That means that all of the problems associated with porn — the misogyny, the abuse, the objectification – are featured on “The Deuce” as part of the exploration of the topic, not for gratuitous storytelling.

“You portray it by being direct,” co-creator David Simon told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It would be a mistake to look at this and think that we are in any way trafficking in misogynistic imagery or objectification as one of the currencies driving the show. That’s what the show is about. I’m not sure how you make the show and avert your eyes and clean it up.”

Read MoreThe Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before In David Simon’s Porn Drama — Watch

The Deuce,
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The Deuce: HBO Unveils Trailer for James Franco Drama

"It's a scary world out here, baby." HBO has just released a new trailer for their upcoming TV show The Deuce.From The Wire's David Simon and George Pelecanos, the drama “follows the story of 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 at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.” The cast includes James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Meade, Anwan Glover, Gary Carr, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.Read More…
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The Deuce: Watch James Franco Pull Double Duty in Sexy, Seedy New Teaser

The Deuce: Watch James Franco Pull Double Duty in Sexy, Seedy New Teaser
What’s better than a 1970s HBO porn drama with James Franco? A 1970s HBO porn drama with two James Francos! And you get to see — and hear — the actor pull double duty in a recently released new teaser trailer for The Deuce.

Franco plays Vincent and Frankie Martino, New York City-based twins who are (seemingly happily) embroiled in some of vintage Times Square’s less-than-legal pursuits: gambling and porn. We also are introduced to Maggie Gyllenhaal, a prostitute named Eileen “Candy” Merrell; at one point, Candy proudly tells another of her street sisters that she doesn’t have a pimp “man.
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Watch James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Porn Industry Drama, 'The Deuce'

Watch James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Porn Industry Drama, 'The Deuce'
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal become entrepreneurs in seedy 1970s New York City in the debut teaser for HBO series The Deuce.

Franco takes on dual roles as shaggy-haired twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, a gambler and bartender who become fronts for the mob in Times Square. Gyllenhaal plays Eileen "Candy" Merrell, an independent sex worker who transitions into the booming porn industry.

The clip showcases the sordid atmosphere of the era, teasing gunfire, violent police altercations, sex, nightclub boozing and a marquee promoting the premiere of 1972 "Golden Age" porn flick Deep Throat.
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The Leftovers

Network: HBO Episodes: 28 (hour)Seasons: ThreeTV show dates: June 29, 2014 -- June 4, 2017Series status: Ended Performers include: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Emily Meade, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, and Amanda Warren.TV show description:      Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, this dramatic series follows what might happen if 2% of the world's population abruptly vanished without explanation. The remaining population struggles to come to terms with what has happened. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is the father of two and the chief of police in the small New York suburb of Mapleton. He's struggling to keep his family together, to keep his town from descending into chaos, and to keep himself in control.
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