HBO has set a Sunday, September 9th premiere date for season two of acclaimed period drama The Deuce, which will again be assuming its 9:00 slot.
“This is the moment when it genuinely seemed for the first time that hardcore pornography was going to become mainstreamed into American culture and psyche,” says David Simon. “And in a very real sense that would happen to a profound degree, though not in the ways that our protagonists once imagined.”
When The Deuce returns, it’ll be five years since the events of the first season, with the show tackling New York during the Golden Age of Pornography in 1977. While the industry is gaining traction with the American public, New York itself is dealing with the simultaneous rises of disco and punk music, as well as an increase in police brutality, corruption, and Mafia influence.
Season two of The Deuce will add Luke Kirby (Rectify) as Gene Goldman, an incoming Koch administration official bent on reform and Jamie Neumann (The Looming Tower) as sex worker turned activist Ashley. Guests include Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid), Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage), David Krumholtz (Living Biblically), Don Harvey (The Night Of), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (8 Mile), Daniel Sauli (House of Cards) and Sepidah Moafi (Falling Water).