It’s been suggested that accusations of sexual misconduct around James Franco may have cost The Disaster Artist star an Oscar nomination – but evidently not his HBO series. The network confirms The Deuce Season 2 will move forward with Franco in the lead, despite claims from at least five women.
As allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount against James Franco, questions naturally turn to the actor’s ongoing projects. HBO’s The Deuce in particular was renewed for Season 2 after critical acclaim, and both the network and creator David Simon now weigh in on the ongoing allegations against Franco.
When James Franco picked up a Golden Globe award last night for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, his seeming refusal to let Wiseau himself speak wasn’t the only thing that drew criticism on social media. Franco, who wore a “Time’s Up” pin to support the protest against sexual harassment and assault, was swiftly called out for his hypocrisy on Twitter by multiple women — including actress Ally Sheedy, who previously starred opposite Franco in a 2014 off-Broadway production.