The cable drama will conclude in 2019.
September 20, 2018
HBO announced today that The Deuce will be coming to an end. The cable network has renewed the drama for a third season, to air next year, that will conclude its story line. The news was somewhat expected, given that co-creators George Pelecanos and David Simon have always said they expected it to go three seasons.
The series premiered in 2017, earning critical acclaim for its storytelling and colorful characters portrayed by its ensemble cast, which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco. Currently two episodes into its sophomore run, the show looks to be picking up where it left off, with early reviews offering more of the same praise.
Titled after the slang used by locals for New York's fabled 42nd Street, The Deuce is set in and around Times Square and follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the adult film industry beginning in the early 1970s. With HIV and drug-related violence on the rise, two twin brothers start working for the Mob while operating out of Times Square, which is also home to a sex worker who starts working in the emerging porn industry.
09/24/18 at 01:04am
before the show even showed it's 1st episode, it was always plotted out as a 3 season story. unlike the wire that wrapped everything in season three and found new ways to continue, the deuce has to end when times square goes clean. we are getting a 3 season arc, like any great book, where we will see the end of the story.
09/22/18 at 03:15pm
Very good show. I lived through the 70's as a teenager in NYC and the show captured the time perfectly, just as Mad Man perfectly captured the 60's. Maybe after season three some other network will pick up the show.
09/22/18 at 02:39pm
This is a great show. Why only 3 seasons? at least they did not fire Franco. Most shows with a lead that has been swept into the me too things would have cut him out. So it's amazing that the show is still going. I wonder if that's why it is getting only 3 series.
09/22/18 at 01:30pm
70s,80s are back in TV, everybody wants to copy NETFLIX now
09/21/18 at 08:14am
Really enjoy shows like this that make me feel like I am in another time period. And having two stars in the cast is great.