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HBO Series Casts Chris Coy in Leading Role

Chris Coy is headed to HBO’s The Deuce, an upcoming drama about the legalization and rise of the porn industry.

The Deuce is written by David Simon, who created The Wire, George Pelecanos, and directed by Michelle MacLaren (who has helmed key episodes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones). According to HBO, the series will span the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. It will explore the way things in the porn industry were during the time period leading up to the AIDS crisis and the cocaine epidemic.


Chris Coy will play Paul Hendrickson. Hendrickson is “a veteran bartender who pursues his own personal and professional ambitions in the emerging gay, lesbian, and transsexaul community of ‘70s New York”, according to Deadline.

Coy previously worked with Simon on Treme and he also had a recurring role on True Blood and Banshee. The Deuce will also feature James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, and Mustafa Shakir.

At present, there is no timeline available for when The Deuce will hit the small screen, but it is predicted to be some time in 2017.

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