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James Franco expected to return to HBO’s The Deuce

According to writer Megan Abbott.

February 12, 2018
James Franco expected to return to HBO’s <I>The Deuce</i> James Franco speaks onstage during the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York.   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

James Franco is believed to be making a return to HBO show The Deuce following allegations of sexual misconduct. The actor was accused of sexually inappropriate and exploitative behavior by five women earlier this year.

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However, unlike other examples of Hollywood actors accused of sexual impropriety, it seems Franco will keep his most high profile job. The Deuce writer Megan Abbott was asked on the red carpet at Sunday night's Writers Guild Awards in New York whether Franco will be back for the second season of the show. Abbott, Entertainment Tonight reports, responded that "of course" he would be back.

The Deuce was created by The Wire writer David Simon and is tells the story of the porn industry in the 1970s. The show started in 2017 and Franco took on the unusual task of playing brothers Frankie and Vincent Martino in the well-received series.

The Disaster Artist actor and director was first hit with a series of allegations after picking up a Golden Globe award in January. Franco has denied all of the accusations.

James Franco expected to return to HBO’s The Deuce