HBO has released a seductive teaser of its much awaited new series 'The Deuce'. Written by David Simon, the critically acclaimed writer behind 'The Wire' and 'Treme', the series delves into the rough and tumble world of New York in the 1970s when porn, drugs, HIV and prostitution were rampant, and exposing the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.
First look: HBO's upcoming 70s porn drama 'The Deuce’
The Deuce stars James Franco playing an impressive double-act, adopting the roles of twins Vincent and Frankie Martino, who operate out of Times Square as the legalisation of pornography leads to an explosion in the industry. Among the star-studded cast is indie film favourite Maggie Gyllenhaal, playing Eileen 'Candy' Merrell, an entrepreneurial sex worker who sees opportunity in the burgeoning business of porn.

The first teaser reveals sumptuous 1970s glimpses of of partying, fighting, and drug use, set to the smooth grooves of Curtis Mayfield's 'Move On Up'.  While the clip is over in less than a New York minute, it tells of an epic adventure to come when the show finally premieres on September 10.

Emily Meade, Anwan Glover, Chris Bauer, Dominique Fishback, Natalie Paul, Chris Coy, Gary Carr, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Michael Rispoli, Margarita Levieva, Ralph Maccio, Zoe Kazan, and Gbenga Akinnagbe also star in the eight-episode series

The Deuce has all the signs of a truly binge-worthy series and, despite the seedy undertones; it's bound to make you yearn from a place and time you probably never knew: the decadence and irreverence of 1970s New York City. 

Watch the trailer here:

The Deuce premieres on HBO September 10.

First look: HBO's upcoming 70s porn drama 'The Deuce’