Go Behind the Scenes

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

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INSIDE SEASON 1
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.

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FROM THE SET
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.

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INSIDE SEASON 1
The Deuce’s Triple Threat

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

Featured Interviews

Check out these Q&A’s with the cast, and head to the episode pages for more. Spoilers follow.

EPISODE 2

The actor discusses her character’s cunning nature, and the joy of working with female directors.

EPISODE 3

The actor explains what attracted her to the role, and Abby’s openness to explore.

EPISODE 4

The actor shares what drew her to the complicated role, and how creating a backstory got her into character.

EPISODE 5

The actor goes into how his own personal experiences and relationships helped his character evolve.

EPISODE 7

The actor, director and executive producer talks about Frankie’s big episode and what it was like on both sides of the camera.

EPISODE 8

The actor reveals the care that went into crafting Ruby and why we should take a note from Thunder’s book.

Event Coverage

NEW YORK PREMIERE
The Cast and Crew Hit the Red Carpet

Co-creators David Simon, George Pelecanos and James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal on why these stories had to be told.

Event Coverage
Maggie Gyllenhaal Knows How to ‘Do the Work, Then Throw It Away’

The actor sat down at the 2018 Vulture Festival to discuss her major projects, including The Deuce, and how she continues to learn.

2017 New York Television Festival
NYTVF Welcomes the Women of The Deuce

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michelle MacLaren, Nina Kostroff Noble and HBO programmer Kat McCaffrey sat down to talk about sex, the show’s 1971 setting, and how the themes explored in The Deuce still ring true today.

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2017 New York Television Festival
Maggie Gyllenhaal Shares a Story From Set

The actor describes working with executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren at the NYTVF panel, “A Conversation With The Deuce.

2017 SPLIT SCREENS FESTIVAL
Women Rule on Both Sides of the Camera

Michelle MacLaren and Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down to discuss performing in, producing and directing the drama series.

Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino navigate 1971 Times Square at the dawn of the pornography industry.
Vincent is tempted by an offer from mob capo Rudy Pipilo; Candy gets a firsthand look at porno filmmaking.
Vincent opens the Hi-Hat; Candy eyes an entree into filmmaking.
Rudy dangles a lucrative offer in front of Vincent. Candy attracts unwanted attention.
Bobby tries to convince Vincent to accept Rudy's latest offer; Candy considers a career change.
An end-of-the-year crackdown by police creates an opportunity for Vincent and Bobby.
The Deuce's pimps face obsolescence; Candy eyes a higher profile; Vincent confronts Abby's past.
Season One Finale. Vincent balks at getting in any deeper with Rudy; Candy sees the future of pornography.