Industry (TV series)

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Industry
Industry title.png
GenreDrama
Created byMickey Down
Konrad Kay
Starring
Music byNathan Micay
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Jane Tranter
  • Lachlan MacKinnon
  • David P. Davis
  • Ryan Rasmussen
  • Mickey Down
  • Konrad Kay
  • Joel Collins
ProducerLee Thomas
Cinematography
  • Daniel Stafford-Clark
  • Milos Moore
  • Catherine Derry
Editors
  • Maya Maffioli
  • Sam Williams
  • Dan Robinson
  • Christopher Watson
  • Mary Finlay
  • Peter Christelis
  • Sarah Louise Bates
Running time49–52 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original network
Original release9 November 2020 (2020-11-09) –
present (present)
External links
Website
Production website

Industry is a British-American television drama series created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. It premiered on 9 November 2020 on HBO in the United States, and on 10 November 2020 on BBC Two in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4] It was renewed for a second season in December 2020.[5]

Premise[edit]

Industry "follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co, a prestigious investment bank in London".[3]

The initial season explores graduates from all walks of life as they compete for Pierpoint's limited number of available full-time employment opportunities. The graduates include Harper Stern, a Black upstate New York native who uproots her life in pursuit of success at Pierpoint's London branch, despite having lied about the university from which she graduated;[6] Hari Dhar, a state-school graduate and child of Hindi-speaking immigrants; Augustus "Gus" Sackey, a gay Black British graduate of Eton and Oxford; Robert Spearing, a white working-class Oxford graduate who is eager to please but taken by surprise by the change in social mores concomitant with high finance; and Yasmin Kara-Hanani, a privileged, well-connected child of Lebanese parents with an underachieving, drug-addled boyfriend.[6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Marisa Abela as Yasmin Kara-Hanani, an ambitious graduate from a wealthy background, fluent in Arabic and Spanish, assigned to the Foreign Exchange Sales (FX) desk at Pierpoint
  • Priyanga Burford as Sara Dhadwal,[a] President of Pierpoint London[7]
  • Mark Dexter as Hilary Wyndham,[a] Managing Director of FX at Pierpoint[7]
  • Myha'la Herrold as Harper Stern, a talented young black woman from New York, assigned to the Cross Product Sales (CPS) desk at Pierpoint[8]
  • David Jonsson as Augustus "Gus" Sackey, a black, gay graduate of literae humaniores at Eton and Oxford, initially assigned to the Investment Banking Division (IBD) desk at Pierpoint, then the CPS desk[9]
  • Harry Lawtey as Robert Spearing, a graduate of Oxford from a working-class Welsh background, assigned to the CPS desk at Pierpoint
  • Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Greg Grayson,[a] a VP at the CPS desk[7]
  • Conor MacNeill as Kenny Kilbane, a VP at the FX desk at Pierpoint, Yasmin's direct line manager[10]
  • Freya Mavor as Daria Greenock, a VP at the CPS desk at Pierpoint, Harper's manager[11]
  • Derek Riddell as Clement Cowan,[a] a VP at the CPS desk, Robert's manager[12]
  • Nabhaan Rizwan as Hari Dhar,[a] a graduate of a state school from an Hindi-speaking immigrant family, assigned to the IBD desk at Pierpoint (season 1)
  • Will Tudor as Theo Tuck,[a] a closeted Eton graduate and second year research analyst for Pierpoint[13]
  • Ken Leung as Eric Tao, Managing Director of CPS at Pierpoint[14]
  • Sarah Parish as Nicole Craig,[a] one of Pierpoint's clients
  • Andrew Buchan as Felim Bichan,[b] fund manager and Pierpoint's biggest client
  • Amir El-Masry as Usman Abboud,[c] assistant to Kaspar Zenden, Clement's main client
Introduced in season 2
  • Alex Alomar Akpobome as Danny Van Deventer, Executive Director from Pierpoint New York[15]
  • Adam Levy as Charles Hanani, Yasmin's father[15]
  • Indy Lewis as Venetia Berens, a new recruit assigned to the FX desk, appears briefly in season 1
  • Nicolo Pasetti as Rocco Carbone[16]

Recurring[edit]

  • Sagar Radia as Rishi Ramdani, an associate and market maker on the CPS desk[17]
  • Caoilfhionn Dunne as Jackie Walsh, a VP on the FX desk
  • Jonathan Barnwell as Seb Oldroyd, Yasmin's boyfriend
  • Nicholas Bishop as Maxim Alonso, Yasmin's family friend, one of Pierpoint's potential clients
  • Trevor White as Bill Adler, global head of FICC at Pierpoint

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [d]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Induction"Lena DunhamMickey Down & Konrad Kay9 November 2020 (2020-11-09)0.089[19]
2"Quiet and Nice"Tinge KrishnanMickey Down & Konrad Kay16 November 2020 (2020-11-16)0.127[20]
3"Notting Hill"Tinge KrishnanSam H. Freeman23 November 2020 (2020-11-23)0.124[21]
4"Sesh"Ed LillyMickey Down & Konrad Kay30 November 2020 (2020-11-30)0.111[22]
5"Learned Behaviour"Ed LillyMickey Down & Konrad Kay7 December 2020 (2020-12-07)0.116[23]
6"Nutcracker"Tinge KrishnanKate Verghese & Mickey Down & Konrad Kay14 December 2020 (2020-12-14)0.086[24]
7"Pre-Crisis Activity"Mary NighyMickey Down & Konrad Kay21 December 2020 (2020-12-21)0.113[25]
8"Reduction in Force"Ed LillyMickey Down & Konrad Kay21 December 2020 (2020-12-21)0.103[25]

Production[edit]

In November 2017, it was announced that HBO had put the series into development, with Mickey Down and Konrad Kay set to write the series with Jane Tranter set to serve as an executive producer under her Bad Wolf banner.[26] In June 2019, it was announced that HBO had greenlit the series, with Lena Dunham set to direct the pilot.[27] In December 2019, it was announced that Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Johnson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor, Conor MacNeill and Ken Leung had joined the cast of the series, with Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly and Mary Nighy set to serve as directors, and Sam H. Freeman and Kate Verghese to serve as writers.[3] In December 2020, HBO renewed the series for a second season.[5] In July 2021, Alex Alomar Akpobome and Adam Levy were cast as new series regular while Indy Lewis who guest starred in the first season was promoted to as a series regular for the second season.[15]

Principal photography began in June 2019, in Cardiff, Wales.[28]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 79% with an average rating of 7.77/10, based on 33 reviews. The website's critical consensus states, "Though Industry's social critiques tend toward the superficial, sharp writing and an excellent ensemble make it easy to enjoy its soapy workplace drama anyway."[29] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[30] It was renewed for a second season by HBO.[31]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Credited among the main cast only in episodes when they appear.
  2. ^ Credited among the main cast only in episodes when they appear, from episode 2 onwards.
  3. ^ Credited among the main cast only in episodes when they appear, from episode 3 onwards.
  4. ^ Episodes 4–8 of Industry were released on HBO Max on November 27, 2020, ahead of its weekly HBO premieres.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Industry, first-look review: A millennial Mad Men with plenty of swagger". Independent. 3 November 2020.
  2. ^ "HBO Fall 2020 Programming Overview" (Press release). 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Cast announced for new drama Industry coming soon to BBC and HBO". BBC. 20 December 2019.
  4. ^ Caruso, Nick (17 September 2020). "HBO's Industry Teaser Previews the Pressure of Finance, Sets Premiere Date". TVLine. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (10 December 2020). "'Industry' Renewed For Season 2 By HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b River, Joshua (11 November 2020). "In HBO's Industry, true equality comes from money". The Verge.
  7. ^ a b c "Industry, Series 1, Quiet and Nice". BBC Two. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Industry - Harper". HBO.
  9. ^ "Gus | Pressroom". pressroom.warnermedia.com.
  10. ^ "Industry - Kenny". HBO.
  11. ^ "Daria | Pressroom". pressroom.warnermedia.com.
  12. ^ "Industry, Series 1, Induction". BBC Two. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Industry - Theo". HBO.
  14. ^ "Industry - Eric". HBO.
  15. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (9 July 2021). "'Industry' Adds Alex Alomar Akpobome & Adam Levy, Promotes Indy Lewis To Series Regular For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  16. ^ {{Cite web|url=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7671070/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm%7C title=Industry, Season 2, IMDb entry | website=IMDb | date=2021-09-23 | access-date=2021-10-25
  17. ^ "Industry, Series 1, Notting Hill". BBC Two. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  18. ^ "HBO Max To Drop Remaining Episodes Of HBO's INDUSTRY Early On November". WarnerMedia. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (10 November 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.9.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  20. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (17 November 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.16.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  21. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (24 November 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.23.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  22. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (2 December 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.30.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  23. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (8 December 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.7.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  24. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (15 December 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.14.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 15 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  25. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (22 December 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.21.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  26. ^ Clarke, Stewart (13 November 2017). "HBO Developing Banking Drama 'Industry' With U.K.'s Bad Wolf (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  27. ^ Clarke, Stewart (14 June 2019). "Lena Dunham to Direct HBO High-Finance Drama 'Industry'". Variety. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  28. ^ "» Bad Wolf Announces Industry For HBO".
  29. ^ "Industry: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  30. ^ "Industry: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  31. ^ Otterson, Joe (10 December 2020). "'Industry' Renewed for Season 2 at HBO". Variety. Retrieved 16 December 2020.

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