2018-02-14 13:08:15 UTC
The Deuce Prepares for Season 2 With James Franco on Board Despite
Sexual Harassment Allegations
By Cynthia Littleton
HBOs The Deuce is planning to begin filming its second season in a
few weeks with James Franco still on board as star and executive
producer of the drama series.
Francos status on the show had been questioned after five women came
forward to the Los Angeles Times in January with allegations of sexual
misconduct against the actor. After the Times report was published
Jan. 11, HBO said it had reached out to staffers on the show and found
no complaints or concerns raised about Francos behavior on Deuce.
Franco plays twin brothers on the show, which chronicles the birth of
the modern pornography business in New York City in the early 1970s.
Franco has also directed episodes of the show, in addition to exec
producing with creators/showrunners George Pelecanos and David Simon.