Returns September 9 at 9 PM
The Deuce
1 Season | 8 Episodes | TV-MA

Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (The Wire) and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce explores the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.

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?Moving, brutal and informed with human mystery ? whose every chapter only whets the appetite for more. ... A smashing work all around."

? The Wall Street Journal

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Check out the videos and event coverage below for a deeper look at The Deuce.



The Business of Sex

George Pelecanos, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more explain the drama's setting, and the dynamics that made sex-work a lucrative industry.



The Cast Looks Back at Their Roots

Members of The Deuce cast share what it's like to work again with David Simon and George Pelecanos.



The Deuce's Triple Threat

Actor-director-producer James Franco shares how he tackled the world of 1970s New York City.


The Deuce Cast on Their Favorite HBO Women

Inspired by the many incredible women featured in and working on The Deuce, we asked the cast to name their favorite female HBO characters ? classic or current.

Valerie Cherish in The Comeback

?Lisa Kudrow. She?s pretty spectacular.?

Candy in The Deuce

?Maggie Gyllenhaal?s courage and unflinching commitment sets the tone for everybody.?

Issa Dee in Insecure

?I?m loving that show so hard, she makes me laugh so much.?

Samantha Jones in Sex and the City

?She said and did things people don?t say or do. I?d say she was the OG liberator.?


David Simon and His Crew Celebrate 20 Years of Storytelling

Simon and some of his favorite collaborators were at ATX Festival to share insight into the production company behind The Wire, The Deuce and more.


Alexa Fogel Talks Casting Oz, The Wire and Other HBO Favorites

The casting director looks back on memorable auditions, and reveals which role was the toughest to fill.


What David Simon and George Pelecanos Want You to Know About Their Shows

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