The series, which chronicles the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City beginning in the early 1970s and through the mid-1980s, stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Deuce has also promoted a number of recurring guest stars to series regulars for Season 3, including David Krumholtz, Daniel Sauli, Sepidah Moafi, and Olivia Luccardi.
HBO shared the premiere date on Twitter with a playful announcement that the final season is "coming to VHS." The tweet adds, "JK, but can you imagine?"
The Deuce final season is coming to VHS.— HBO (@HBO) July 12, 2019
JK, but can you imagine? pic.twitter.com/db4uscAicH
News that The Deuce had been renewed for one last season broke in September 2018, nine months after Franco was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by five women. HBO and co-creator Simon stood by the star. "In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer," Simon said in January.
Simon celebrated the renewal by sharing a photo from the set of the series, along with a message expressing his gratitude for being able to end the show the way he always imagined. "We're always conjuring the last scene before we write the first. So much the better when we work for people who allow us to consistently plan, arc and execute as intended. Thanks, @HBO, for the third and final season renewal and the chance for #thedeuce to tell its full story," he wrote.
The Deuce Season 3 premieres Sept. 9 at 9/8c on HBO.