David Simon and George Pelecanos of The Wire fame are back after a long time, with another series that pulls no punches and looks like it will be pretty intense. IT’s set in New York’s Times Square in the 70s and follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry. Considering the incredible job they did with that look into an intense world, I’m hoping they use this for more than the opportunity to show nudity and get views. It stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, which is promising. The producers’ take explores the intricacies of who gets exploited, who doesn’t, where money flows and more. I’m hoping for the best because this could be a huge hit. It releases September 10 on HBO, this year making that a big month for new shows.