The second season of HBO’s drama series The Deuce will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday September 11th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, The Deuce follows the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. Beginning in 1971, the show follows a cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife denizens as they swirl through a world of sex, crime, high times and violence and the porn business begins its climb from Mafia-backed massage parlors and film labs to legitimacy and cultural permanence. The drama series stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Chris Bauer, Michael Rispoli, Chris Coy , Luke Kirby and Jamie Neumann.
The show’s second season picks up in 1977 and finds its protagonists living at the apex of the Golden Age of Porn, when the dream of a mainstream X-rated film business is suddenly a credible reality, and the culture of pornography and its blatant commodification of sex is finding increasing traction among more and more Americans. Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York’s midtown demimonde is at its height. And the Mafia, the early backer of pornography at the moment when courts declared for its legality, is now seemingly poised to reap great profits. A comparable – and, in some ways, more professional – porn industry is rising on the West Coast as well. But for now, New York is holding its own in a city flush with movies, music and art, as the drug-fueled party rages around the clock.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.