HBO has released the trailer for the second season of The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The drama series, created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, explores “the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.” Set in New York City in the early 1970s, the show stars James Franco as twin characters Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino, Maggie Gyllenhaal as sex worker Eileen “Candy” Merrell, who made a career for herself with the legalization of pornography, Gbenga Akinnagbe as pimp Larry Brow, Chris Bauer as Bobby Dwyer, the brother-in-law to twins Vincent and Frankie Martino, Chris Coy as Paul Hendrickson, Dominique Fishback as Darlene, Gary Carr as C.C, Emily Meade as Lori, Natalie Paul as Sandra Washington and Michael Rispoli as Rudy Pipilo.
Season 2, set in 1978, will follow the Martino brothers as they attempt to establish themselves within the porn business, Candy, as she continue to work in this industry. Themes like drug epidemic and the ensuing violence, explored in season one, will be covered, as well.
The song used in the trailer is Barry White’s 1976 hit single “Let The Music Play”, from his self-produced fifth album, “Let the Music Play”.
The Deuce will premiere September 9 at 9 PM on the premium cable network.