HBO's The Deuce is ending after the upcoming season 3. In preparation for the September premiere, the network has released a full-length trailer, giving us our best look yet at the final season of the hit show. As seen in previous bits of promotional material, we're now in 1985 and the adult industry is about to go through some major changes, along with New York City. A lot of pivotal things happened around this timeframe and it looks like the show is going to dive into a lot of it.
One of the major things to damage the entertainment industry and social life in the late 1970s and early 1980s was the AIDS epidemic, which is briefly shown in the latest trailer for The Deuce. Deaths related to AIDS and drugs were happening at an alarming rate and it's clear that season 3 is going to tackle these issues. However, the emergence of home video is what really put an end to the first wave of the adult entertainment business and HBO has been leaning on that factor a lot in the promotional material for the show. Some people are all for the home video expansion, and others, not so much.
The first two seasons took place in the 1970s and featured characters played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Chris Coy, Mustafa Shakir, Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Chris Bauer, and more. Candy and the Martino Brothers are shown benefitting from the early 1980s, but by the middle of the trailer, things have taken a turn for the worse. New York City wants to clean up its act and is willing to stop at nothing to get rid of a business they see as being hurtful to the community.
The Deuce creators George Pelecanos and David Simon have always seen the show ending after three seasons and they are sticking to their guns. It can't be easy to have a cast full of A-list actors finding time to do the show and the story arc ending in the 1980s is perfect. With that being said, it doesn't look like a lot of the characters are going to end up with their happy endings and fans are hoping some pretty major loose ends get tied up by the time the dust settles.
The Deuce season 3 premieres Monday, September 9th, exclusively on HBO. While the show has been praised by fans and critics, it has been left out from winning any awards. The network is more than likely happening that the third time will be the charm. From the looks of things, everything has been steeped up in the drama department. Regardless, we'll just have to wait and see what happens when awards nominations are announced. For now, you can check out the full-length trailer for The Deuce season 3 below, thanks to the HBO YouTube channel.