Emboldened by many recent successes, HBO has a reputation for buying and developing a great deal more programs than other networks, two of which may now include follow-ups to some of HBO’s most iconic shows. Not only is The Wire creator David Simon developing a ‘70s set porn drama centered in Times Square, but so too is HBO considering further seasons of docu-drama The Jinx.

A wide-ranging profile from The Hollywood Reporter touches on a number of subjects from HBO’s development process, including “plans for more of the addictive Robert Durst docuseries” (how, exactly, is as good your guess as ours), as well as Simon’s post-Treme series, The Deuce.

Developed with Simon’s frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, The Deuce would follow legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. The series would also seek to chronicle “the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and a rejuvenated real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence.”

Acknowledging his initial hesitance to tackle such a dark subject (Has he seen The Wire?), Simon says (heh) of The Deuce‘s subject matter:

You don’t want to make porn to critique porn because that would be a venal journey — nor do you want to look down on people because that also is fairly dishonest. You really have to land it in such a way where it’s a story about people and it’s a story about markets — about the moment where something became legal and profitable and what happens to people in that environment when markets prevail.

Time will tell if HBO clarifies or actively pursues any further seasons of The Jinx, but in the meantime, does The Deuce sound like a worthy followup to The Wire?

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