Image from IndieWireBy Darian Scalamoni
With Game of Thrones rapidly approaching its end, HBO needs another dramatic hit on their hands. Vinyl was a tragic misfire, The Leftovers just ended, True Detective is in a hiatus period (but shooting soon with Mahershala Ali) and Westworld’s second season won’t hit the premium service until 2018. Luckily for them, David Simon and George Pelecanos, the creators of one of the greatest television series of all time, The Wire, have another show set to debut on September 10th titled The Deuce and we have the new trailer for you guys.
The show covers the legalization and rise of the porn industry from the early 1970s through the mid-80s. Based on the trailer, it looks like it has tons of potential to be the next big time HBO hit. Backed by some fantastic showrunners and acting talent, the dramatic slate of HBO could be saved thanks to Simon and Pelecanos. It very much resembles the style of The Wire and we expect it to be critically acclaimed.
Check out the trailer below for The Deuce! The show stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gillard Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul and Michael Rispoli. The Deuce premiers on Sunday, September 10th.