ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's third - and final) on 9/20/18
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, October 2018) THE DEUCE: Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this drama series follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina K. Noble and James Franco executive produce. The show has been renewed for a third and final season. The second season concludes Nov. 4.