The premium cable network has handed out a series pickup to period porn drama The Deuce
, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. An episode count and premiere date has not yet been determined.
Starring James Franco
and Maggie Gyllenhaal
, the drama follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. It explores the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.
Named for 42nd Street, The Deuce is inspired in part by the careers of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for Mob control of the volatile and lucrative sex industry from its origins. Franco will play both twins, Vincent and Frankie Martino. Gyllenhaal is set as Eileen Merrell — or "Candy" on the street — a Times Square hooker and veteran with an entrepreneurial bent who is drawn into the fledgling porn industry
Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback and Emily Meade round out the cast.
The drama is being written by Simon and his longtime collaborator George Pelecanos (The Wire, Treme) and Richard Price (Clockers, The Color of Money). Nina Noble will exec produce alongside Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad), with the latter having directed the pilot. Marc Henry Johnson produces. In addition to starring, Franco will receive an EP credit, while Gyllenhaal will also be credited as a producer.Fonte
In onda dal 10 Settembre
, prima stagione da 8 episodi