James Franco working on 'The Deuce's second season
James Franco is set to start filming Season 2 of HBO's “The Deuce,” multiple media reports said, despite the banlal the actor has received amok looming sexual misconception allegations.
According to a report, the writers for the show are Currently working on storylines that include Franco's twin brother characters prominently
Franco is the star and the executive producer of the show.
At Sunday's 70th annual Writer's Guild Awards in New York City, Entertainment Tonight spoke with “Deuce” writer Megan Abbot, who confirmed that Franco Will “of course” be in the second season of the show.
Co-creator and executive producer of “The Deuce,” David Simon, gave a statement to Variety on Jan. 11 saying Franco's conduct while on the show was “fully professional”.
His statement was released on the same day The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy exposé featuring five women who came forward and accused of sexual assault.
“We have no complaint or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has any complaint. In our experience, he was completely professional as an actor, director and producer. “
When reached for comment about this story, HBO referred to Fox News' to Simon's earlier statements.
The allegations against Franco came to light after the Golden Globe on Jan. 7 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for his role in “The Disaster Artist.”
Following his win, actress Aly Sheedy tweeted she left show business due to Franco's treatment. Her statements spurred the LA Times report.
Following the accusations, Franco was a no-show at 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 late-night talk shows with both Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, where he has denied the allegations against him. During the SAG Awards, Franco's sister-in-law, Alison Brie, defended him.
“I think that all that we have always said is is vital that anyone who feels victimized should and will have the right to speak “I'm sure you want to get all the information, but of course now,” he said on the red carpet.
“Not everything that has been reported is completely accurate,
Prior to the allegations against Franco, in September, HBO announced the official renewal of “The Deuce,” citing “early critical raves.”
“We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward delving deeper as the captivating story evolves. “
Show writer and producer George Pelecanos said,” We're ready to get back to work with our amazing cast and crew. “
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