'The Deuce' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the 'Golden Age of Porn' final round

HBO has also announced that season 3 will be the final season wrapping up the story exploring the rise and boom of the porn industry in New York City back in the 70s


                            'The Deuce' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the 'Golden Age of Porn' final round

Get ready to say hello to round three of the 'Golden Age of Porn' because HBO ordered a third season for its James  Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal starrer, 'The Deuce'. The announcement was bittersweet though, as the network also announced that season 3 will be the final installment of the show which has been David Simon and HBO's most successful collaboration since 'The Wire'. So, without further ado, let's dive headfirst into all the details of the upcoming season; here's all you need to know about season 3 of 'The Deuce'.

Release date

'The Deuce' Season 3 will premiere on Monday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET only on HBO.

James Franco (front) in 'The Deuce'. (HBO)

Plot

The series chronicles New York City of the 70s - a time signified by the emergence of the porn industry. As the show explores the world of sex trade all the way back in 1970, we come across the several transitions the trade went through, starting from the streets of Times Square, to behind closed doors, before it finally arrived in front of the cameras, and eventually to the screens. Along with tracking the rise and legalization of the pron industry, the series also engages in themes like the government and police corruption and the violence of the drug epidemic. The name derived from the nickname for 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue, and at the center of the action are the Martino twins navigating the business, who come across a prostitute, Candy, whose ambition and intelligence lead her to a more prominent role in the industry.

Creator

'The Deuce' comes from David Simon and George Pelecanos. Simon was the creator, executive producer, head writer, and showrunner for all five seasons of the HBO television series 'The Wire'. Pelecanos collaborates with Simon frequently, and prior to 'The Deuce', has also written several episodes for 'The Wire'. 

James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Deuce'. (HBO)

Cast

All the main cast from seasons 1 and 2 are expected to return for season 3. James Franco will be reprising his role of the Martino twins - Vincent and Frankie, who navigate the sex business by becoming fronts for the Mob/Mafia, operating out of Times Square. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the role of Candy, aka Eileen Merrell, whose entrepreneurial instincts soar as she sees potential and takes an interest in the emerging porn industry. Gbenga Akinnagbe joins as Larry Brown, an intense and demanding pimp, and Dominique Fishback plays the sweet-natured but intelligent sex worker and Larry's wife, Darlene. Emily Meade, Chris Bauer, Gary Carr, Chris Coy, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. also star.

Trailer

The trailer for season 3 isn't out yet, but watch this space for more updates!

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