James Franco Set to Return in ‘the Deuce’ Season 2 Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The allegations of sexual misconduct that got James Franco removed from Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue don’t seem to have affected his working relationship with HBO.
Franco will return to The Deuce for its second season, as writer Megan Abbott told reporters at this weekend’s WGA Awards ceremony. Franco directed two episodes of the critically acclaimed drama, and co-stars in a dual role as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, co-proprietors of a pair of Mob fronts in 1970s Times Square.
The produccer David Simon has released a statement saying that “we have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco” on the set of the series, and that “in our experience, [Franco] was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer.”
Here’s the trailer from last season: