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THE DEUCE Is Building A Cast

THE DEUCE Is Building A Cast

The following is the culmination of a few reports over the past month or so regarding casting of the latest from David Simon, THE DEUCE. If you need to get up to speed on this show already starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal we offer the brief remainder below and a link to our postings. It 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. The show’s title...

David Simon’s THE DEUCE Adds More Writers to the NYC Porn Series

David Simon’s THE DEUCE Adds More Writers to the NYC Porn Series

THE DEUCE is still being written and that is okay because we expect a David Simon piece to be well written and the additions to that staff might just prove helpful. Not only is Simon himself writing, but from the start George Pelecanos and Richard Price have been in place in that capacity as well. Now being added as scribes are two novelists and they are Megan Abbott and Lisa Lutz. Here is a quick look at why they will prove valuable to the series going forward. Megan Abbott (pictured at right)  is an award-winning author of a number of novels and magazine pieces. But what we noted might really be an asset is the fact that she wrote works...

THE DEUCE Becomes David Simon’s Next Series for HBO!

THE DEUCE Becomes David Simon’s Next Series for HBO!

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...

In Production: David Simon’s THE DEUCE Pilot

In Production: David Simon’s THE DEUCE Pilot

James Franco is all slicked out in his period garb on the streets of the Big Apple shooting scenes for David Simon’s THE DEUCE. Earlier this year HBO granted the show-runner, just coming off of the HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, the go-ahead to shoot a pilot for the 1970’s set drama. It follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV. The concept was inspired in part by the career of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts...

David Simon Gets Two Pilot Orders

David Simon Gets Two Pilot Orders

David Simon(pictured) is back in the House! For a while there, if you recall, he was a bit despondent about filmmaking because neither of his shows, THE WIRE and TREME were great ratings successes. Oh, they were critically acclaimed, but he wanted fans to fully embrace his offerings. He didn’t give up and delivered to HBO the recently concluded miniseries SHOW ME A HERO. Total ratings aren’t quite in yet, but it appears to have had a rough run. The upside to all that is that Mr. Simon is rejuvenated to offer more and HBO is now entertaining not one but two pilot orders from the producer/writer. The first concept is named THE DEUCE.We...

SHOW ME A HERO’s David Simon Does Porn Next for HBO

SHOW ME A HERO’s David Simon Does Porn Next for HBO

After the conclusion of TREME HBOWatch had been wondering what was next for David Simon. We elaborated on that via two posts “What’s Next for David Simon” and a “Part II” follow-up. Since then, of course, we have learned that SHOW ME A HERO (debuting in August 2015) was the next project brought to HBO. It however is only a short-lived miniseries, though sure to be a great one. What about his next series? Well nothing is set, but a pilot order is in place for a series about the adult entertainment industry in 1970’s – ‘80’s New York. According to our source (The Hollywood Reporter) – it will chronicle the legalization...






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