TV | September 21, 2017 5:00 am

‘The Deuce’ Renewed for Second Season With HBO

The show looks into the gritty history of New York City's Times Square.

James Franco
James Franco stars as twins in David Simon's new HBO series, 'The Deuce.' (HBO)

HBO has renewed The Deuce for a second season. The first season just debuted on Sept. 10 and tells the story of the porn industry in New York in the 1970s. It was created by David Simon and George Pelecanos and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

According to VarietyHBO programming president Casey Bloys said that they are thrilled to continue their creative collaboration with Simon and Pelecanos and that they look forward to “delving deeper as this captivating story evolves.”

Simon said that everyone involved in the project is “genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go,” reports Variety. 

Simon went on to say that many people in the entertainment industry might not have told it, or worse, “would have told it for the wrong reasons,” writes Variety. He also said that HBO is a “serious outfit” that “doesn’t scare.”

Executive producers for The Deuce are Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble, James Franco and Richard Price is co-executive producer. Marc Henry Johnson and Gyllenhaal are producers.