The Wire Creator's new HBO drama The Deuce is now available to watch early on its on-demand subscription services! In recognition of that, HBO has uploaded a new trailer for the series, which shows more of New York, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and James Franco. See all of that below and continue reading:
For those wishing to jump into The Deuce right now, anyone with access to HBO GO, HBO NOW, or HBO On Demand has access to David Simon's latest project. Unfortunately this is not the official start date of the series, and while everyone has the opportunity to watch the pilot right now, the official series premiere is still set for September 10th. In short, that means anyone who watches the first episode and really likes it is going to have to wait until September 17th to see episode 2.
HBO hasn't provided any details as to why they decided to give fans a sneak peek of The Deuce weeks ahead of schedule, but the network has been known to do things like this before. HBO has had its share of troubles lately with leaks involving hackers and self-error. And while there's absolutely nothing to indicate something like that could be happening again, it does seem weird they would upload such an anticipated release weeks ahead of schedule when Game of Thrones is set to air its Season 7 finale this Sunday. Perhaps that's the point as HBO's viewership numbers have been so massive during GoT they're hoping that anyone solely subscribing for that show will watch The Deuce premiere ahead of Sunday's season finale and opt to stick out their subscription beyond the next day.
For anyone familiar with The Wire and not so much on David Simon's newest project, The Deuce is centered around the legalization and rise of the porn industry in the area surrounding and containing New York's Times Square. As mentioned, Maggie Gyllenhaal is in it, and plays a Times Square hooker named Eileen "Candy" Merrell who is looking to make her way into the porn business. For fans of James Franco, he's pulling double duty and playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino. Both characters are operating out of Times Square for fronts to the mob, so it will be interesting to see how Franco distinguishes between the two brothers.
Anyone looking to get into The Deuce can currently do so if they have one of the three on-demand viewing services. If not, anyone with an HBO subscription will still be able to watch the series when it makes its premiere September 10th at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. For a list of other exciting shows to keep an eye out for as we enter a new season of television, be sure to visit our fall premiere guide.