The Deuce is returning for its third and final season this autumn, and a new trailer gives us a glimpse of the show’s farewell.
Written by David Simon (The Wire), the period drama charts the rise of the porn industry in 1970s America, with Maggie Gyllenhaal starring as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the industry, alongside James Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who are fronts for the mob.
Season 3 chronicles the dying days of Times Square as the heart of the American sex trade. It is the eve of 1985, and the party’s winding down. 42nd Street has deteriorated into a hive of uncontrolled violent crime and seedy video stores, making urban renewal seem more unlikely than ever before. But change is on the way: just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution, the lure of the California sunshine, the city’s aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties, and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era. The fall is here.
Season 3 premieres on 16th September on HBO in the USA, with the series set to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK. There is no word on a debut date for British viewers yet, although the show has previously been broadcast very close to its US transmission, which means you can expect a September release date to be announced shortly. For now, here’s the new video:
HBO renews The Deuce for third and final season
25th September 2018
HBO has renewed The Deuce for a third season.
Written by David Simon (The Wire), the period drama charts the rise of the porn industry in 1970s America, with Maggie Gyllenhaal starring as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the industry, alongside James Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who are fronts for the Mob in Times Square.
“The Deuce is a surprising and thoroughly riveting watch,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Now, while the second season is currently airing, HBO has confirmed that the show will return once again for a third outing. The third run will also be the last of the series.
“We’re always conjuring the last scene before we write the first,” Simon tweeted, announcing the news. “So much the better when we work for people who allow us to consistently plan, arc and execute as intended. Thanks, HBO, for the third and final season renewal and the chance for The Deuce to tell its full story.”
Simon, who is a veteran of HBO, following The Wire, The Corner, Treme and Show Me a Hero, has always intended for his latest show to span three seasons, taking us from 1971 to 1977 in its sophomore run. Season 3 will whisk us forward through time to the 1980s.
Simon and co-creator George Pelecanos are writers and EPs on the project, with Nina Noble and star James Franco also EPs. Richard Price is a co-EP, with Marc Henry Johnson and co-lead star Maggie Gyllenhaal both producers.
Season 3 is expected to air in 2019, with eight episodes ordered.
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