HBO has ordered two pilots from David Simon, best know for creating The Wire. The Deuce will star James Franco as a pair of identical twins who build a porn empire in the seedy Times Square of the 1970s and 1980s. Capitol Hill is a political drama that explores the influence of money on government.
In a press statement, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said, “We are thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with preeminent producer David Simon, whose keen eye and visceral perspective on today’s socio-economic ills have set him apart from all others,”No one else creates with such authenticity, integrity and brilliant realism. We are so fortunate to support David’s efforts and to reap the benefits of his distinctive voice.”