The Deuce Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

‘The Deuce’ is an American period drama television series that airs on the HBO. It first premiered on September 10, 2017. The series has been created by David Simon, best known for his work on ‘The Wire’, and George Pelecanos.

The series centers around a lurid but fascinating topic, that is the Golden Age of Porn, which came after the legalization of the porn industry in New York City that started around the 1970s. The show also makes it a point to explore the themes that are relevant to the times like the corruption in the police force and within the government, not to mention all the violence, the booms, and busts in real estate that came with the changing society. New York also saw a rise in drug problem around the same time, and if film buffs want to check out a sweet film that also chronicles the problems of the time, you can watch Al Pacino’s ‘The Panic in Needle Park’. Anyhow, coming back to the series, those interested in the rich history of New York might be fascinated to know that the series derives its name from the nickname given to 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

When it comes to HBO’s shows, they have some massive hits which have gone on to redefine the way we see television series. Among these are shows like ‘The Sopranos‘, ‘The Wire‘, ‘True Blood‘, and recently’ Game of Thrones‘, although people might disagree with me seeing as how the last season is panning out. Nonetheless, it would be remiss not to include ‘The Deuce’ right up there, if not in the pantheon of greats, then at least at the steps of greatness. Needless to say, this show has a massive fan following among people who appreciate good content. Critics too have praised the series saying, ” ‘The Deuce’ again demonstrates David Simon’s masterful grasp of urban grit, while never losing detailed sight of its colorful characters”.

The Deuce Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast of ‘The Deuce’ includes James Franco playing a double role as twins Frankie and Vincent Martino, who are originally from Brooklyn but operate out of Times Square and become fronts for the mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal appears as Candy or Eileen Merrell, the Times Square street prostitute who sees the emerging porn industry as an entrepreneurial opportunity.

Other cast members include George Akinnagbe of ‘The Wire’ as Larry Brown, the demanding and intense street pimp who discovers his talent in acting, Chris Bauer appears in the role of Bobby Dwyer, the brother in law to the Martino twins. Although a family man, their adventures opens his eyes to the reality of New York. Chris Coy appears as Paul Hendrickson, someone who follows his personal and professional ambition within the emergent gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. Margarita Levieva appears as Abigail “Abby” Parker, a rebellious girl who eschews her family wealth to enter a leftist feminist political space and begins dating Vincent. Michael Rispoli plays the part of Rudy Pipilo, a capo in the Gambino crime family, whose duty it is to oversee the financial interests of the mob in the sex industry. David Krumholtz known for his role in ‘Harold and Kumar’ appears as Harvey Wasserman, a porn director who mentors Eileen.

In the upcoming season, these main characters are expected to return, and perhaps there might be some additional characters as well. Anyway, over the seasons, the main cast has always been supported by a rich supporting cast, who show the intricacies of 1970s New York where everyone was out to get a piece of the metaphorical pie.

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The Deuce Plot: What is it about?

The main plot of ‘The Deuce’ follows New York in the 1970s where two brothers become the front for the mafia in Times Square. This place also happens to be the work beat of a prostitute named Candy who escapes from this life to become a porn actress and director in the emerging new industry which has just been legalized. We also see Candy continue with her interest in the porn industry and slowly start getting a stronghold of it. Vincent tries to expand his business and work with Rudy, with Frankie gambling away the money. Over the seasons, however, we have seen a jump in the time period, with the previous season showing New York in 1977, and the upcoming season is expected to show 1978.

What stands out in the show is the fact that it is always teeming with fascinating characters. Simon is a master at making intricate but humane universes, and here we see a knotty New York representation of the same. He draws links to different parts of the community and manages to show how they all revolve around the neon-lit cesspool that is Times Square.

In the upcoming season, we will possibly continue seeing the show explore the times it is set in, and in all probability, the things headed our way is the outbreak of cocaine which will affect all these auxiliary industries like organized crime, prostitution, and pornography. Another problem that will rear its ugly head is the AIDS epidemic, and with a rise in LGBT politics at this time, it will be interesting to see how the show deals with a section of people that were decimated by this epidemic. Since the upcoming season is situated sometime around the Reagan era, one might expect to see a line of disparity drawn between those who got very rich, and those who died trying.

The Deuce Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘The Deuce’ Season 2 premiered on September 9, 2018. The series was always conceived as a three season series, and HBO has naturally confirmed that the show will be appearing for its final season. Notably, this is perhaps the most successful collaboration between George Pelecanos and David Simon since ‘The Wire’. The two also worked on shows like ‘Show Me a Hero’, but nothing made its mark like ‘The Deuce’. The series did run into some trouble when James Franco was accused of sexual misconduct, but HBO investigated the matter and decided that those in the cast were not uncomfortable working with him, and the series continued.

As far as the release date goes, our best guess is that ‘The Deuce’ Season 3 will premiere sometime in September, 2019. We will update this section as soon as we have the official confirmation.

The Deuce Trailer:

While we wait for the release of ‘The Deuce’ Season 3, check out the season 2 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to HBO to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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