From the creators of critically acclaimed The Wire, George Pelecanos and David Simon, The Deuce focuses on the seedy world of Manhattan’s porn and prostitution industry in the 1970s and 1980s.
With 42nd Street packed full of hookers, pornographers and the crooked cops who take a cut, Maggie plays Candy, a sex worker with high ambitions who aspires to make a name for herself producing X-rated films.
In saucy snaps from the first episode, Maggie can be seen stripping off with a client, opening her skimpy top provocatively to expose her bare breasts.
Flashing nearly everything on screen, she then proceeds to grope her own assets, much to the delight of her admirer.
Rocking a wild mane of platinum curls, the actress looks right at home in the retro series, which also stars James Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino who get sucked into the murky world of fronting for the mob.
When Candy realises that there are lucrative opportunities in the XXX movie industry with the legalisation of pornography, she quickly puts her business brain into gear, rebranding herself at first as a porn star and later a director.
The trailer for the upcoming series, demonstrates Candy’s independent spirit from the get go, seeing her brushing off Lawrence Gilliard Jr’s character’s offer to “run this town” together, insisting: “I’m gonna keep what I earn. I don’t need you or anybody else to hold me money for me.”
The clip also introduces the plethora of salacious businesses and dodgy dealings running rampant, all set against the backdrop the grit of the city and a stellar soundtrack of disco classics.
The esteemed producers George and David previously opened up about the concept behind the HBO original, with Simon explaining: “Everyone realised [at the time] that the money about to be made was going to be real.
“So what happened to those people who were the pioneers?” he added to the TCA press corps last month. “I was much less interested in whether porn was good or bad, just like on The Wire I wasn’t concerned whether drugs were bad or good.”
The Deuce premieres September 10 on HBO.