Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HBO Renews 'The Deuce' for Season 2

HBO has renewed its original drama series The Deuce for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. 

The drama stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Gary Carr, Chris Coy, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Natalie Paul and Michael Rispoli.

David Simon and George Pelecanos created the drama. They executive produce with Nina Kostroff Noble and James Franco. Richard Price is a co-executive producer while Maggie Gyllenhaal and Marc Henry Johnson are producers.

"We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos," said Bloys. "Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other. With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this captivating story evolves."

"Everyone involved with this project is genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go," said Simon. "We knew the theme and purpose of the story, but there are many people in the entertainment industry who might not have it told, or worse, would have told it for the wrong reasons. HBO is a serious outfit. And they don't scare."

"Many thanks to HBO, our longtime partners, who've now given us the opportunity to continue to tell this compelling story," added Pelecanos. "We're ready to get back to work with our amazing cast and crew."