HBO announced Tuesday that it is picking up David Simon’s drama series “The Deuce” for a second season.
The eight-episode first season premiered Sept. 10 on the premium channel. The series looks at the rise of the porn industry in Times Square in the 1970s, and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was created by Simon, the Baltimore writer behind shows such as “The Wire,” and George Pelecanos.
“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said in a statement.
Added Simon: “Everyone involved with this project is genuinely...