“The Wire” creator David Simon and Spain’s Mediapro (“The Young Pope”) are in early development on “A Dry Run,” a drama series following members of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion who came to Spain from the U.S. to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War. The scripts have been outlined, and George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, both […]
As of today, Jonathan Abrams’ highly anticipated oral history of one of TV’s most lauded series, HBO’s The Wire, is now available. We were big fans of it, but if you’d like a little taste of the book before scooping it up, Vulture has published an excerpt chronicling one of the series’ most memorable scenes. That…
Franco is set remain the star and executive producer of Dimon Simon’s HBO series following multiple harassment allegations against him.
James Franco is headed back for season 2 of “The Deuce.” But according to Megan Abbott, a writer for the HBO series, it looks like his status on the show was never in doubt.
Abbott told Entertainment Tonight at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday that Franco, who was accused of sexual misconduct following his Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy win at the Golden Globes last month, would “of course” return for the show’s second season.
The accusations were posed against Franco by five women in a Los Angeles Times expose published in January. After the news broke, “The Deuce” creator David Simon released a statement saying that Franco was “entirely professional as an actor, director and producer.”
The series, which centers around the beginnings of the porn industry, stars Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino. Franco also executive produces the series and directed two episodes of its freshman season, which ended last October.
HBO did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Franco’s involvement in “The Deuce” Season 2.
Following the news of actor Reg E. Cathey’s death on Friday, Hollywood has been quick to respond on Twitter to share condolences and fond memories. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared on two seasons of “The Wire” died at 59. He also guest starred on numerous television shows including “Grimm,” “Law & Order: […]
Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died. He was 59. Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called “A Doctor’s Story.” He guest starred on numerous television shows, playing Norman Wilson in seasons four […]
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