David Simon’s The Deuce to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK

Sky Atlantic has announced it will be the UK broadcaster for The Deuce – the new HBO show from The Wire creator David Simon.

The series is set in the porn industry of the early 1970s-mid 1980s, and will star James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This period of history covers the legalisation of pornography and the industry’s growth as a result. Characters and events are fictionalised for television, but they’re based on real people of the time.

George Pelecanos co-created the project alongside Simon.

The Deuce, which premiered in the US this month, arrives on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday 26 September at 9pm.