'The Deuce' Trailer: Franco, Gyllenhaal Navigate Porn, Mob in '70s NYC

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HBO has released a new trailer for its upcoming new series The Deuce, from author George Pelecanos (Treme) and David Simon (The Wire). Set for an eight episode first season, the series is set to premiere on Sunday, September 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT (and will also be available on HBO GO and HBO On Demand).

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Using the legalization and rise of the porn industry in NYC from the early 1970's through the mid-1980's as its backdrop, The Deuce will address a number of societal issues raging through both NYC and the country at the time, including: HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights, women's rights and drug abuse. James Franco stars as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the mob as the brothers try to navigate a volatile NYC at a time of major social unrest while seeing a potential (and lucrative) future in what will become a multi-billion-dollar porn industry. That's if they can stay alive long enough to see their dream realized.

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Joining Franco in the ensemble cast are: Maggie Gyllenhaal as Eileen "Candy" Merrell, a Times Square sex worker drawn to the growing porn industry; Gary Carr as Cee Cee;  Margarita Levieva as Abigail "Abby" Parker, a college student with interests in Vincent;  Lawrence Giliard Jr. as Chris Alston, an NYPD patrolman; Dominique Fishback as Darlene, a young, sweet-natured prostitute; Emily Meade as Lori; Gbenga Akinnagbe as Larry Brown, a rough and intimidating pimp; Chris Bauer as Bobby Dwyer, Vincent and Frankie Martino's brother-in-law; David Krumholtz as Harvey Wasserman; Ralph Macchio as Officer Haddix, a jaded vice cop; and Method Man as Rodney.

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Created and written by author and former police reporter Simon and frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, The Deuce brings the duo back to HBO after critically-loved and award-winning series The Wire and Treme.  The dramatic series began shooting its pilot in October 2015, and was moved to a full season order in January 2016. Pelecanos, Simon, Franco and Nina K. Noble serve as the series' executive producers.

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