First look: Industry returns to BBC for Season 2
James R | On 20, Jun 2022
Industry will return to BBC One this autumn, and new images give us a first look at Season 2.
The high-stakes drama gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure-cooker environment and sex and drug-fuelled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office. In Season 2 our grads are no longer allowed to hide behind their graduate status. The market is ripping, and Pierpoint’s back-to-work-or-else mandate has the trading floor more charged up and paranoid than ever.
New US management will be gasoline on the flames – an injection of cross-Atlantic energy that lights a fire under each and every employee. Now Harper (Herrold), Yasmin (Abela) and Robert (Lawtey) must drive new business and make new alliances both in and out of the office as Pierpoint and its junior bankers seek to take every advantage in a post-Covid world.
After almost all secured positions at Pierpoint & Co, Season 2 of Industry picks up a year after the height of the pandemic and stars returning graduates Myha’la Herrold (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) as Harper Stern, Marisa Abela (Cobra) as Yasmin Kara-Hanani, Harry Lawtey (The Pale Blue Eye) as Robert Spearing, and David Jonsson (Deep State) as Gus Sackey; and Ken Leung (Lost) as Eric Tao, and Conor MacNeill (Artemis Fowl) as Kenny Kilblane.
Stirring up the status quo in Season 2 are new cast regulars Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties) as Danny Van Deventer, a wonderkid Executive Director from the New York office, Indy Lewis (La Fortuna) as Venetia Berens, Yasmin’s newest recruit on the Foreign Exchange Sales Desk and Katrine de Candole (Dominion) as Celeste Pacquet.
Jay Duplass (The Chair) stars as reputable hedge fund manager Jesse Bloom, Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) as his son Leo Bloom, and Adam Levy (The Witcher) as Yasmin’s playboy father Charles Hanani. Other returning recurring cast members include Sarah Parish as Nicole Craig, Nicholas Bishop as Maxim Alonso, Sagar Radia as Rishi Ramdani, Mark Dexter as Hilary Wyndham and Caoilfhionni Dunne as Jackie Walsh.
Watch this space for a confirmed UK air date, but expect the full box set to land on BBC iPlayer all at once in September or October.
Update: Industry Season 2 will premiere on 27th September, with the first episode airing at 10.40pm on BBC One. All eight episodes will be available at once on BBC iPlayer.
Jay Duplass leads cast for Industry Season 2
11th May 2022
Jay Duplass is leading the cast for Season 2 of HBO and the BBC’s Industry, The high-octane drama offers an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures.
Duplass (The Chair) will play Jesse Boom, a reputable hedge fund manager who has just emigrated to the UK. He is joined by Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) as Leo Bloom, the wayward son of a reputable hedge fund manager and Katrine De Candole (The Ipcress File) as Celeste Pacquet, a multilingual wealth manager who works in Peirpoint’s Private Wealth Management division. Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties) will also star as Danny Van Deventer, a wonderkid Executive Director who recently landed in London from Pierpoint New York. Handsome, loquacious and charming – Danny is a head-turning presence on the trading floor and a potential role model for the bank’s younger recruits. Adam Levy (The Witcher) joins them as Charles Hanani, a jet-setting playboy looking to reconnect with his daughter Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Indy Lewis (La Fortuna) as Venetia Berens, who joins Yasmin’s Foreign Exchange Sales Desk as its newest recruit. Bright-eyed, razor-sharp and not afraid to talk back to those in power, she provides a strong generational counterpoint to the desk’s old school ways.
They join series regulars Myha’la Herrold (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies), Marisa Abela (Cobra), Harry Lawtey (The Pale Blue Eye), David Jonsson (Deep State), Conor MacNeill (Belfast) and Ken Leung (Old).
From creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, Industry gives an insider’s view of the black box of “high finance” through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern (Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York. Following a group of young grads fueled by ambition, youth, romance and drugs, the series examines issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace as these impressionable young minds begin to forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of Pierpoint & Co’s trading floor, where meritocracy is promised but hierarchy is king.
The series is produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s award-winning production company, Bad Wolf. It is co-created, written and Executive Produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Jami O’Brien is the Executive Producer. Jane Tranter, Ryan Rasmussen and David P Davis also serve as Executive Producers for Bad Wolf and Ben Irving for the BBC.
Season 2 of Industry will air on BBC One and iPlayer and HBO later this year.
BBC Two and HBO team up for Industry
21st December 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.