James Franco working on ‘The Deuce’ second season, despite looming sexual misconduct claims



James Franco set to film HBO’s “the Deuce,” despite the sexual allegations

Five women have accused the actor James Franco of sexual misconduct. Despite the accusations, the star and executive producer of HBO’s “the Deuce” is still set to start the filming of season two.

James Franco is set to begin filming Season 2 of HBO’s “The Deuce” multiple reports in the media said that, despite opposition from the actor has received, in the midst of imminent sexual misconduct allegations.

According to a report from the writers of the show are currently working on storylines that under Franco’s twin brother characters in the foreground.

Franco is the star and executive producer of the show.

On Sunday the 70th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City, Entertainment Tonight spoke with “Deuce” writer Megan Abbot, who confirmed that Franco would “naturally” be in the second season of the show.

Franco poses for photos on the red carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, 2017.


Co-creator and executive producer of “The Deuce” David Simon, gave an explanation for the Variety of Jan. 11 saying Franco’s behavior during the show was “very professional.”

His statement was released on the same day that the Los Angeles Times published a long expose with five women came forward and accused the actor of sexual abuse.

Simon said HBO had not received any complaints about the actor.

“We have no complainant, or the complaint or any awareness of an incident of concern, which Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO approached with a complaint. In our experience, he was totally professional as an actor, director and producer.”

The allegations against Franco came to light after the actor took home the Golden Globe on Jan. 7 for Best Performance by an Actor in a film-Musical or Comedy, for his role in “The Disaster Artist.”

After his win, actress Aly Sheedy tweeted she left the show-business by Franco’s of the treatment. Her statements, under the impetus of the LA Times.

After the accusations of Franco was a no-show on the 24th SAG Awards on Jan. 20 and was snubbed by the Academy Awards and was not nominated for Best Actor.

Franco has appeared on the late-night talks shows with both Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, where he denied the accusations against him, and during the SAG Awards, Franco’s sister-in-law, Alison Brie, defended him.

“Glow” actress Alison Brie defended her brother-in-law at the 24th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 20, 2017. Brie is married with Franco’s brother, Dave.


“I think that above all what we have always said, it remains vital that everyone who feels the victim and has the right to speak out and come forward. I, of course, my family,” Brie said on the red carpet. “Not everything reported is completely accurate, so I think we have to wait to get all the information. But of course, now is the time to listen and that is what we are all trying to do.”

Prior to the accusations against Franco, in September, HBO announced that the official extension of “The Deuce,” quote “early critical raves.”

“We are pleased to offer our creative cooperation with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said Casey Bloys, president of the HBO Programming. “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other. With the extremely talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco in the lead an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this fascinating story develops.”

Show writer and producer George Pelecanos said, “We are ready to return to work with our amazing cast and crew.”

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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