BBC Two and HBO team up for Industry
James R | On 21, Dec 2019
BBC Two and HBO are teaming up for a new drama, Industry.
The new series from Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches) is the debut drama from writers Konrad Kay and Mickey Down, and is an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures.
The drama follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London – but 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 line.
The ensemble cast include Myha’la Herrold (The Tattooed Heart), Marisa Abela (Cobra), Harry Lawtey (Marcella), David Jonsson (Deep State), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer), Freya Mavor (The ABC Murders), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones), Conor Macneill (Death and Nightingales) and Ken Leung (Marvel’s Inhumans).
The eight-part drama is directed by Lena Dunham, Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly and Mary Nighy. The Executive Producers are Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon and Ryan Rasmussen for Bad Wolf; Lena Dunham, Mickey Down, Konrad Kay and Ben Irving for the BBC.
Industry is filmed in Cardiff and on location in London. It will air on BBC Two and HBO in 2020.