HBO renews the Deuce for another season with only a few episodes airing so far. The Deuce tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. Themes explored include the violence of the drug epidemic and the resulting real estate booms and busts that coincided with the change. The show’s title is derived from the nickname for 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.
Created and written by author and former police reporter David Simon and his frequent collaborator George Pelecanos.