The Deuce: Renewed For Season 2!

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HBO is in it for the long haul with The Deuce. 

The premium cabler has handed out an early renewal to the drama series which focuses on the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. 

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“We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

“Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other."

"With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this captivating story evolves.”

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“Everyone involved with this project is genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go,” says Simon.

“We knew the theme and purpose of the story, but there are many people in the entertainment industry who might not have it told, or worse, would have told it for the wrong reasons. HBO is a serious outfit. And they don’t scare.”

“Many thanks to HBO, our longtime partners, who’ve now given us the opportunity to continue to tell this compelling story,” adds Pelecanos. “We’re ready to get back to work with our amazing cast and crew.”

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The Deuce premiered with 0.8 million viewers on September 10, and matched that total viewer tally for The Deuce Season 1 Episode 2 on Sunday. 

HBO shows notoriously swell when delayed viewing is factored in, so the live ratings are not the best measure for the series.

On top of that, demographic results are not exactly relevant to HBO since it focuses on how many of its subscribers watch the show. 

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There are still six episodes of The Deuce Season 1 left, and it continues this Sunday on HBO. 

What do you think of the exciting news?

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The Deuce Quotes

Rodney: Oh, I ride that shit out of that mother fucker. Ride that bitch like Man o' War, but I'm talking about those white boys. Bitch got too much ass. Shit.
CC: I didn't even know there was such a thing.

Rodney: Man, every move that man makes, he already got it mapped out. No, he ain't bein' crazy. He ain't being crazy at all. He's actin' like a mother fuckin' fox.
CC: You think?
Rodney: Nixon? I see right where the mother fuckin' man comin' from. Shit makes perfect sense to me.
CC: How do you figure?
Rodney: He president. So we got to front some being the man, right? So on the one hand, he got his people over there in Paris talkin' peace. That's the carrot. Now the stick? He got to make those slopes thinkin' he's crazy to do all kinda shit. Bomb the shit outta Vietnam, take over Cambodia, whatever the fuck.
CC: So you think he fronting?
Rodney: That man wants out of war just like everybody else, but he can't think like that. So he gotta make those mother fuckers think he'll do any goddamned thing they can imagine. Shit. If I was him, I'd be flashing nuclear weapons and shit.
CC: For real?
Rodney: I'm not sayin' I would use that shit, I'm saying I'd be like, do not fuck with President Reggie Love because that nigger's crazy and he will drop that big mother fucker on you.
CC: Right on.
Rodney: I mean it's like this here. I mean, CC, you ever really want to cut a bitch? Sometimes you might want a bitch to think you might, but shit.