David Fincher’s not the only auteur returning to the familiar terrain of the 1970s; former police reporter David Simon and frequent collaborator, George Pelecanos are bringing The Deuce to our screens this September.

With it, the duo bring a heady mix of porn, prostitution, jive-talkin’, illegal highs and James Franco lamenting “What da fuck did I do?”

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Though only eight episodes, The Deuce feels like a bit of an epic biopic, spanning from the early 1970’s to the mid-1980’s in New York; a time when drugs, violence and HIV were on the rise.

If the series is half as atmospheric and realistic as this trailer, count me in!


Twin brothers, Vincent and Frankie Martino (both played by the ubiquitous and über talented James Franco) become fronts for Da Mob while operating out of Times Square.

At the same time, in the same area, an ambitious girl named Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) turns from sex worker to the now legal emerging porn industry.

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With the writer and creator of The Wire paired with Breaking Bad’s most bad-ass director Michelle MacLaren, in my eyes, it’s already a huge success.

The Deuce cums to our screens Sunday nights, beginning 17th September on HBO.