'Industry': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the HBO drama starring Myha'la Herrold and Freya Mavor
Examining issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace, 'Industry' shows how these young minds begin to forge their identities within the pressure-cooker environment
In the upcoming HBO drama 'Industry', audiences are taken into the world of banking when Harper Stern (Myha'la Herrold) and a group of other new graduates step foot into international finance. They not only face personal but also professional problems as they find a way to have a permanent spot with the investment banking firm, Pierpoint & Co. Here is what you need to know about 'Industry's upcoming release.
'Industry' Season 1 releases on November 9, 2020.
The official HBO synopsis reads: "Industry follows a group of hungry, young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co., a leading bank in London while being thrown head-first into the exhilarating world of international finance. From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, the drama series gives an insider's view of the high-stakes financial realm through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York who finds herself and her fellow young grads fueled by raw ambition, youth, romance, and drugs as they aim to impress their mentors and bosses. Examining issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the workplace, Industry shows how 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."
Myha'la Herrold as Harper
HBO describes Herrold's character as such: "Harper has come to London from New York to join the world’s most prestigious bank. Surrounded by people born into privilege, she will stop at nothing to prove herself the best hire in her graduate class."
Herrold is an actress known for her roles as Lulu in 'The Tattooed Heart' (2019) and Dymond in 'Premature' (2019). Her other works include 'Rehabilitation of the Hill' (2018), and the TV series 'Modern Love' (2019).
Freya Mavor as Daria
HBO describes Mavor's character as "a VP on the CPS desk, Daria is a great counterpoint to Eric’s aggressive sales strategy who can show Harper that there’s more than one way to be a saleswoman."
Mavor is an actress, director and writer. She is known for her roles as Dany Doremus in 'The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun' (2015), Young Veronica in 'The Sense of an Ending' (2017), Annette in 'The Emperor of Paris' (2018) and Liz in 'Sunshine of Leith' (2013). In 2012 she was nominated for a TV Quick Award for Best Actress in 'Skins' (2007). In 2014 she was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer for 'Sunshine on Leith' (2013) and in the same year, she was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for the Best Actress - Film for the same production. She has directional and writer credits for the TV mini-series 'Ataraxia' (2020). Her most recent works include 'The ABC Murders' (2018), 'Twice Upon a Time' (2019) and 'Balance, Not Symmetry' (2019). She has one release titled 'Gore' that is listed as completed, and another release titled 'Joan Verra' that is being filmed.
The rest of the cast includes Ken Leung as Eric, David Jonsoon as Gus, Nabhaan Rizwan as Hari, Conor Macneill as Kenny, Harry Lawtey as Robert, Marisa Abela as Yasmin, Will Tudor as Theo, and many more.
The series is created and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David P Davis and Ben Irving for BBC serve as executive producers. Ed Lilly serves as a co-executive producer and Lee Thomas serves as producer. The series is produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wo. It is directed by Tinge Krishnan, Lilly, Lena Dunham and Mary Nighy.
The trailer shows the intensity that is the banking life, as new joinees face the cut-throat world of meritocracy. Their aim is "to be judged on the strength of their abilities". In a way it gives us 'The Wolf on Wall Street' vibe as ambition and drugs are part of a larger picture.
Where to watch
Catch 'Industry' Season 1 on November 9, 2020, on HBO.
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