We live in a world where everyone is being competed with each other. Nobody holds the position of second, everyone wants to be first. Hunger & greed want to be even better than others. This is a somewhat kind of plot of the upcoming series Industry.
The industry will air on BBC Two in the UK from 10th November and in the US, it will air on HBO from 9th November.
The industry is the black comic satire follows a group of hungry, young graduates set out their journey in the cutthroat competitive world to secure their position in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse.
The eight episodes series created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. The series stars Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, etc.
Lena Dunhamset to direct the first episode shares her excitement on Twitter saying-“AHHHH! I’m so excited to announce that I’m directing and executive producing a new series with @hbo, called INDUSTRY.
It’s all about the cutthroat world of international finance. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place! #IndustryHBO.
The series follows the rise and fall of the life of the members working in the leading bank of London.
What is the plot of the Industry series?
The Industry is the compelling and enthralling series. Set out the adventure in the world of international finance, where ambitious youngsters lead in the competing world to secure their position during the recession times in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
The series follows outsider girl Harper Stern from upstate New York who struggles to adjust and find herself around the talented colleagues who are working their asses off.
It tells the story through the girl Harper whose colleagues fueled by raw ambition, youth, love, and drugs. She work like slaves day and night to impress the boss and their senior colleagues.
As the official synopsis puts it, “the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs, and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom.
The series also follows the issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace through the eyes of Harper, when they step into the financial world.
The trailer looks fascinating dive into the world where people are physically alive, but emotionally dies day by day.
One pill in mouth and the game begins; they determined to secure their position no matter what the cost they would go to pay.
What is the cast of the series?
The Industry features an ensemble cast of a newcomer who gives the insight dark comic view of the International financial fields.
Myha’la Herrold plays Harper
She is a talented young trainee from New York who has been recruited for a job at a fictional London investment bank Pierpoint & Co. As she steps into the workplace, she finds herself in a different competing environment where everyone means to be her own business. Known for Modern Love and Premature in 2019.
David Jonsson plays Gus
He is the graduate trainee who went to both Oxford and Eton, the friend and roommate of Robert. He is an actor as well as director, known for Gen Y and Deep State in 2018 and Endeavour 2012.
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Harry Lawtey plays Robert
Harry is also one of the trainees who worked in the London Investment bank. He comes from a working-class background, believing it a true meritocracy, where putting on a suit will help distance himself from his past. He appeared in many movies including The Letter for the King, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, City of Tiny Lights, etc.
Nabhaan Rizwan plays Hari
He is the former state school who recruited the job in the London investment bank Pierpoint. He has a wistful eye but dress like a modern “master of the universe,” whose dream to work in the bank in his entire life and determined enough to get success, no matter the cost. Rizwan played Sepoy Jondalar in the film 1917 and known for his roles in Informer and The Accident.
Marisa Abela plays Yasmine
Cobra’s Marisa Abela is Yasmin Kara-Hanani, a privileged graduate working in Foreign Exchange Sales at Pierpoint & Co. In the greed of hunger and power; she wins the heart of seniors and mentors by buying lunch and everyone’s coffees. Known for Cobra, Man in a Box, and Five Dates.
Ruby Bentall plays Lucinda
She is the manager of the company, who is Gus and Hari vie for the attention of their VP Lucinda. She known for playing Minnie in Lark Rise to Candleford, Mary Bennet in Lost in Austen.
The series also consists of casts seen as supporting roles includes Will Tudor as Theo Tuck, a research analyst for Pierpoint, Conor MacNeill as Kenny Kilbane, Vice President of Foreign Exchange Sales at Pierpoint & Co. Daria as Skins star Freya Mavor and Ken Leung, who plays a character called Eric.
Where will you watch the series?
The industry will air on BBC Two in the UK from 10th November and in the US, it will air on HBO and HBO Max from 9th November.
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