HBO’s drama series Industry has been renewed for a second season, it was announced by Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. This series will conclude its eight-episode first season with the final two episodes airing back-to-back same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 22 December at 11am and 12pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD), with a same day encore at 11pm on HBO.
“Mickey and Konrad have captured an authentic, fresh angle on workplace culture from the bottom up and presented a complex look at navigating life in your early twenties – replete with thrills, failures and victories,” says Orsi. “It’s exciting to see fans embrace these young graduates, and we join them in anticipation of what’s in store for season two. We also send a big thanks to our partners at Bad Wolf and BBC.”
From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, Industry follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London.
Starring Myha’la Herrold (“The Tattooed Heart”), Marisa Abela (“Cobra”), Harry Lawtey (“City of Tiny Lights”), David Jonsson (“Deep State”) and Nabhaan Rizwan (“Mogul Mowgli”) as “The Graduates” and Conor MacNeill (“Artemis Fowl”), Freya Mavor (“Skins”), Will Tudor (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Ken Leung (HBO’s “High Maintenance”) as “Management,” Industry gives an insider’s view of the blackbox 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.
Wall Street Journal noted that Industry presents “a world that’s thoroughly believable, frequently appalling and fully enthralling,” while Hollywood Reporter praised the series as “steamy escapism.” TIME called it “smart and contemporary… a ‘Working Girl’ for a new generation,” citing that “Down and Kay add to the verisimilitude with dialogue that feels both cerebral and…realistic,” and NPR crowned Harper Stern “the most fascinating character on TV right now.”
Upcoming episodes include:
Season 1, Episode 7: “Pre-Crisis Activity”
Debut date: Tuesday, 22 December at 11am on HBO GO and HBO
With Reduction in Force Day looming, the graduates do whatever it takes to secure final recommendations from their superiors and solidify vital client relationships. At a dinner party hosted by Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Sebastian, resentment and jealousy bubble to the surface, and Harper (Myha’la Herrold) divulges confidential company business.
Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Mary Nighy.
Season 1, Episode 8: “Reduction in Force” (Season finale)
Debut date: Tuesday, 22 December at 12pm on HBO GO and HBO
After a tumultuous few months at Pierpoint, the graduates take vastly different approaches as they stand before senior management to prove they’re worthy of permanent positions. Following an unexpected meeting with a familiar face, Harper (Myha’la Herrold) contends with a decision that could transform the culture of Pierpoint.
Season one credits: Industry is created and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Executive produced by Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David P. Davis and by Ben Irving for BBC; Co-Executive produced by Ed Lilly; Produced by Lee Thomas. Produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wolf. Writers include Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Sam H. Freeman and Kate Verghese. Directors include Lena Dunham, Ed Lilly, Tinge Krishnan, Mary Nighy.
Stream or download Industry on HBO GO. Download the app at App Store or Play Store and get a 7-day free trial. Access HBO GO via Astro or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO is now available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.