The Deuce Season 3 was confirmed by HBO in last September. The series that stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in lead roles deal with the real-life portrayal of legalization and the subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square. This period drama covers the rise of the porn industry from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. The rough-and-tumble world of New York also meant the rise of HIV, cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market.
To give an ending to Manhattan’s morally degraded story, HBO renewed the David Simon and George Pelecanos’ drama for the final run. The third installment will include James Franco too; it has been confirmed. However, David Simon and George Pelecanos are neither sad not participatory as they had maintained they wanted The Deuce to end at Season 3.
Franco in the show stars as twin brothers and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a prostitute-turned-filmmaker. Season 3 will shift the focus of period drama to mid-’80s in Season 2 which was a mere two episodes that saw a time jump from 1971 to 1977.
The Deuce may not have earned good viewers ratings, Season 1 pulled average ratings, below 900,000 viewers per episode. The finale episode pulled in a season low of 774,000 watchers. Season 2 snagged at just 600,000 per week. Critical ratings, however, have been strong as for The Deuce. With a high average score of 85 on Metacritic.com, Season 2 made a point better than the previous.
Season 2 air schedule hasn’t been provided, and it looks like the team isn’t keeping any timeline in mind. It is though expected to air in 2019.