From junior creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, HBO’s new eight-episode drama series Industry, which follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of seats at an international investment bank in London, opens November 10, exclusively at HBO Portugal.
With Myha’la Herrold (“The Tattooed Heart”), Marisa Abela (“Cobra”), Harry Lawtey (“The City of Tiny Lights”), David Jonsson (“Deep State”) and Nabhaan Rizwan (“Mogul Mowgli”) as “Graduates” and Conor MacNeill (“Artemis Fowl”), Freya Mavor (“Skins”), Will Tudor (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Ken Leung (HBO’s “High Maintenance”) as ” managers “, INDUSTRY offers a look inside the black box of” high finance “, through the eyes of Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York. Accompanying a group of young graduates, fueled by ambition, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY analyzes gender, race and class issues in the workplace, as these new hires begin to create their identities in the stressful environment of Pierpoint & Co., where meritocracy is promised, but hierarchy reigns.
Coming from New York to London to work at the prestigious Pierpoint & Co., Harper will do anything to prove that he is the best employee for his promotion. Harper’s ambition intensifies when he finds himself surrounded by people born with privilege, like Yasmin (Marisa Abela) who, despite his origin, faces his own challenges. Yasmin has seen different expectations for her since she was a child and is tired of being professionally underestimated. At Pierpoint, Harper and Yasmin will have to prove their worth as professionals among their fellow graduates. One of them is Robert (Harry Lawtey), who comes from the working class and believes in true meritocracy, where wearing a costume will help you distance yourself from your past. In contrast, Robert’s roommate, Gus (David Jonsson), was trained to work at institutions like Pierpoint, coming from Eton and Oxford, and sees this experience as just another stint on a list of requirements that will lead directly to Downing Street. Naive Hari (Nabhaan Rizwan) has always dreamed of working in banking, dressing like an important person and is determined to be successful at all costs.
Industry debuts November 10 at HBO Portugal
In the Pierpoint hierarchy, graduates gaze with ambition at the CEOs, with whom they sit next to them, as they secretly gaze at them with fear, wondering which one will take their place. In sales, Managing Director Eric (Ken Leung) is the first in Pierpoint to see Harper’s potential and puts him under his protection, while VP Daria (Freya Mavor) opposes the La strategy. Eric’s aggressive sales force and shows Harper that there are more ways to be a salesperson. Yasmin’s supervisor is Kenny (Conor MacNeill), a vice president whose prejudices make him doubt his merit. Meanwhile, Theo (Will Tudor) is a sophomore analyst whose charm and strong opinions against the market consensus make him an activist at Pierpoint. The young recruits may have just left university, but the demands and expectations of mentors and the industry itself are very high and end up encouraging them to act in ways they never expected. not, while trying to find out who they are.
INDUSTRY has the creation and executive production of Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; executive production by Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David P. Davis and Ben Irving for the BBC; co-executive production by Ed Lilly and production by Lee Thomas. Produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wolf, with a screenplay by Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Sam H. Freeman and Kate Verghese and directed by Lena Dunham, Ed Lilly, Tinge Krishnan and Mary Nighy.
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