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Old 01-20-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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"THE DEUCE" Becomes David Simon’s Next Series for HBO

http://hbowatch.com/the-deuce-become...eries-for-hbo/
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HBO does appreciate the talent of David Simon as an announcement has come out declaring that THE DEUCE has been picked up as a series. Of course, anyone who is an HBO fan knows that he was responsible for THE CORNER, THE WIRE, GENERATION KILL, TREME and SHOW ME A HERO. Now, he has a go to create for HBO again.

HBOWatch has been following his career for a while including his latest developments. We first caught notice of THE DEUCE in July of ’15; then we learned in September that it was one of two pilots being considered and then in November we reported that the greenlit pilot was in production. Well, it appears that HBO liked what it saw with the likes of James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal that a series was born.

The cool thing is that THE DEUCE would be a great companion piece in 2017 with VINYL as they both take place in the same time in the same place: VINYL looks at the New York music scene in the 1970’s & 80’s and THE DEUCE focuses on the porn industry and the seedy side of New York in the same time frame.

Written by Simon and longtime collaborator George Pelecanos and directed by Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad), the series follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic, and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence.

We have detailed more of the plot in the links above so check it out and come back here to comment.We’ll get more details as they become available. We’d love to know if you are ready for another distinct and unique series from David Simon as much as we are.

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Old 01-20-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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There's only one thing I think of, when I heard the phrase "The Deuce"...and it's not pretty.

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Old 01-21-2016, 10:37 AM   #3
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There's only one thing I think of, when I heard the phrase "The Deuce"...and it's not pretty.
TERRIBLE name for a show.

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Old 01-21-2016, 12:19 PM   #4
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Darn, and I thought this was going to be a show based on the Rob Schneider character ..

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Agreed that it's a horrible name, but the premise sounds interesting. I wonder what the name is a reference to.

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Old 01-21-2016, 12:47 PM   #6
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Franco's playing twins. Idk. Maybe The Deuce is in reference to them?

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It's a David Simon show, it's going to be the best thing on when it airs.

But I wonder how many potential viewers will simply see the title and move on...

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Agreed that it's a horrible name, but the premise sounds interesting.
Yeah, it's a David Simon show, so I'll give it a try.

But if it's not good I'm dropping it.

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I won't be so quick to dump it.

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Old 01-21-2016, 07:13 PM   #10
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I won't be so quick to dump it.

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Old 01-21-2016, 09:17 PM   #11
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Watched Show Me A Hero a few weeks ago. Was not a fan. Will give this a shot but won't slog through if I'm not enjoying it.

Terrible title, I agree.

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Watched Show Me A Hero a few weeks ago. Was not a fan. Will give this a shot but won't slog through if I'm not enjoying it.

Terrible title, I agree.
Mmm. I have Show Me a Hero cued up but haven't started watching yet. I've been wondering about the lack of buzz surrounding it, given that it is a Simon production. I'll definitely be watching this new series (new name, please?) as Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of my favorites.

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Mmm. I have Show Me a Hero cued up but haven't started watching yet. I've been wondering about the lack of buzz surrounding it, given that it is a Simon production. I'll definitely be watching this new series (new name, please?) as Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of my favorites.
A lot of people felt The Wire started slow and got better. I loved it from the first scene, but with Show Me a Hero it started out slow but I was still interested. To me it got slower and more depressing until the end. But hey, it's real life.

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Meh...I'm dropping the deuce...

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