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HBO‘s October slate sets the table for a spooky month full of Halloween-appropriate horror, sure, but we’re really amped up for season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s somehow-underappreciated, laugh-riot series. We’re still in on The Deuce, too, despite the whole two James Francos thing, and we’ll be following closely through the end of season 1. And the feature documentary about Steven Spielberg? We’re all the way in.

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New on HBO in October 2017: Editor’s pick

The Deuce

In ‘70s-era New York City, pornography and prostitution loomed large in the center of America’s commercial hub: Times Square. Pimps and sex workers roamed the streets without much worry for the law. Peep shops were a dime a dozen. And marquee theaters, loudly advertising titles like XX Porno on display boards, screened lurid adult films. The Deuce, HBO’s new period drama from David Simon and George Pelecanos based loosely on true stories, takes us into this realm of sex, drugs, misogyny, and exploitation on the streets of New York.

Simon, best known as creator of The Wire, and his longtime co-writer Pelecanos initially didn’t want to tackle portraying such an “exploitative and gratuitous” time in history. Marc Henry Johnson, a locations manager for Simon’s show Treme about New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, convinced him to meet a man involved in the ‘70s New York sex and porn industry on 42nd Street.

“The stories were just extraordinary,” tells Simon to the Daily Dot. “And the more he talked, the more I realized there was sort of a political moment here. An economic moment that I was also interested in.” —Chris Leo Palermino

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HBO shows and original programming in October 2017

Oct. 1

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Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 9 Premiere

Oct. 7

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Spielberg

Oct. 13

Entre Nos, Part 2
Room 104, Season 1 Finale
Vice, Season 5 Finale

Oct. 14

Tokyo Project

Oct. 16

La vida secreta de las parejas, Series Premiere

Oct. 20

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Oct. 29

The Deuce: Season 1 Finale

Oct. 30

HBO First Look: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

HBO Go and HBO Now movies in October 2017

Oct. 1

Australia
Constantine
Dead Presidents
Death Race
Eraser
Finding Neverland
Jackass: The Movie
Lights Out
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Monster’s Ball (Unrated Version)
Rock Dog
Stuck on You

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The Darkness
The Ninth Gate
The Pink Panther
The Purge: Election Year
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
The Sandlot
The Sandlot 2
The Shack
The Terminator
Wanted
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Oct. 14

Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated Version)

Oct. 21

John Wick: Chapter 2

Oct. 28

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What’s leaving HBO in October 2017

Oct. 31

Appaloosa
August Rush
Babylon A.D.
The Breakfast Club
Breaking Away
The Cell
Clockers
Crooklyn
Do the Right Thing
Earth Girls Are Easy
Hairspray
The Happening
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Independence Day: Resurgence
Indignation
Last Man Standing
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Minority Report
Mo’ Better Blues
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Notorious
The Peanuts Movie
Sixteen Candles
The Sweetest Thing
Unforgiven
Victor Frankenstein

 

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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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