David Simon is most famous for creating The Wire, which counted famed crime novelist George Pelecanos among its illustrious writing staff. Now, the two are back for another HBO original series, this one about the world of pornography centered around New York’s legendary 1970s-80s-era Times Square, before it got turned into a theme park. It’s called The Deuce.
The Deuce stars James Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who are involved with both the porno industry of the 1970s and the mob. There’s a new teaser for the show now online, and it doesn’t give you much in terms of plot or character, but it does pack some authentic 70s period grime into its runtime of less than 30 seconds – pretty impressive.
Check out the trailer for The Deuce below. And be sure to have your HBO subscription locked and loaded by September 10th if you want to see the whole series.