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The third and final season of HBO's "The Deuce" has a premiere date.

The porn industry drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco will start rolling out its final episodes September 9. HBO's official Twitter account revealed the news with a wink by teasing that Season 3 would be "coming to VHS."



"The Deuce," co-created by "The Wire's" David Simon and George Pelecanos, explores the rise of the sex industry in 1970s and 1980s New York.

The plan has always been to end after three seasons, as Franco told Collider in 2017.

"It gives it this perfectly encapsulated, very concise, economical power punch feeling to it," he noted. "From the beginning, the plan was to cover 14 years ... The third season will be '84-'85 when everything imploded and the old 42nd Street was shut down by Mayor [Ed] Koch."

Season 3 is promoting several recurring cast members to series regulars: David Krumholtz (as porn producer Harvey Wasserman), Daniel Sauli (as mob associate Tommy Longo), Sepidah Moafi (as sex worker Loretta) and Olivia Luccardi (as sex worker Melissa).