Industry (TV series)

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Created byMickey Down
Konrad Kay
Music byNathan Micay
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Jane Tranter
  • Lachlan MacKinnon
  • David P. Davis
  • Ryan Rasmussen
  • Mickey Down
  • Konrad Kay
  • Joel Collins
  • Jami O'Brien
  • Lee Thomas
  • Edoardo Ferretti
  • Daniel Stafford-Clark
  • Milos Moore
  • Catherine Derry
  • Erik Molberg Hansen
  • Maya Maffioli
  • Sam Williams
  • Dan Robinson
  • Christopher Watson
  • Mary Finlay
  • Peter Christelis
  • Sarah Louise Bates
  • Richard Ketteridge
Running time49–52 minutes
Production company
Original network
Original release9 November 2020 (2020-11-09) –
present (present)

Industry is a 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] In December 2020, it was renewed for a second season which premiered on 1 August 2022.[5][6]


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;[7] 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 Persian parents with an underachieving, drug-addled boyfriend.[7]



  • Marisa Abela as Yasmin Kara-Hanani, an ambitious graduate from a wealthy background, fluent in Farsi, Italian, Spanish, and French, assigned to the Foreign Exchange Sales (FX) desk at Pierpoint
  • Priyanga Burford as Sara Dhadwal (season 1),[a] President of Pierpoint London[8]
  • Mark Dexter as Hilary Wyndham,[a] Managing Director of FX at Pierpoint[8]
  • Myha'la Herrold as Harper Stern, an under rated yet super intelligent and hyper talented young woman from New York, assigned to the Cross Product Sales (CPS) desk at Pierpoint[9]
  • 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[10]
  • 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 (season 1),[a] a VP at the CPS desk[8]
  • Conor MacNeill as Kenny Kilbane, a VP at the FX desk at Pierpoint, Yasmin's direct line manager[11]
  • Freya Mavor as Daria Greenock (season 1), a VP at the CPS desk at Pierpoint, Harper's manager[12]
  • Derek Riddell as Clement Cowan (season 1),[a] a VP at the CPS desk, Robert's manager[13]
  • Nabhaan Rizwan as Hari Dhar (pilot only),[a] a graduate of a state school from a Hindi-speaking immigrant family, assigned to the IBD desk at Pierpoint
  • Will Tudor as Theo Tuck (season 1),[a] a closeted Eton graduate and second year research analyst for Pierpoint[14]
  • Ken Leung as Eric Tao, Managing Director of CPS at Pierpoint[15]
  • 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 (season 1),[c] assistant to Kaspar Zenden, Clement's main client
  • Alex Alomar Akpobome as Danny Van Deventer (season 2), Executive Director from Pierpoint New York[16]
  • Nicholas Bishop as Maxim Alonso (season 2; recurring season 1), Yasmin's family friend, one of Pierpoint's potential clients
  • Katrine De Candole as Celeste Pacquet (season 2),[17] one of Peirpoint's Private Wealth Managers
  • Sagar Radia as Rishi Ramdani (season 2; recurring season 1), an associate and market maker on the CPS desk[18]
  • Indy Lewis as Venetia Berens (season 2; guest season 1), Yasmin's newest recruit on the Foreign Exchange Sales Desk[16]
  • Trevor White as Bill Adler (season 2; recurring season 1), global head of FICC at Pierpoint
  • Caoilfhionn Dunne as Jackie Walsh (season 2; recurring season 1), a VP on the FX desk
  • Jay Duplass as Jesse Bloom (season 2),[17] hedge fund manager
  • Adam Levy as Charles Hanani (season 2), Yasmin's father[16]
  • Sonny Poon Tip as Leo Bloom (season 2),[17] Jesse's son



Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
189 November 2020 (2020-11-09)21 December 2020 (2020-12-21)
28[19]1 August 2022 (2022-08-01)19 September 2022 (2022-09-19)[19]

Series 1 (2020)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [d]U.S. viewers
11"Induction"Lena DunhamMickey Down and Konrad Kay9 November 2020 (2020-11-09)0.089[21]
22"Quiet and Nice"Tinge KrishnanMickey Down and Konrad Kay16 November 2020 (2020-11-16)0.127[22]
33"Notting Hill"Tinge KrishnanSam H. Freeman23 November 2020 (2020-11-23)0.124[23]
44"Sesh"Ed LillyMickey Down and Konrad Kay30 November 2020 (2020-11-30)0.111[24]
55"Learned Behaviour"Ed LillyMickey Down and Konrad Kay7 December 2020 (2020-12-07)0.116[25]
66"Nutcracker"Tinge KrishnanKate Verghese
Mickey Down and Konrad Kay
14 December 2020 (2020-12-14)0.086[26]
77"Pre-Crisis Activity"Mary NighyMickey Down and Konrad Kay21 December 2020 (2020-12-21)0.113[27]
88"Reduction in Force"Ed LillyMickey Down and Konrad Kay21 December 2020 (2020-12-21)0.103[27]

Series 2 (2022)

No. in
Title [19]Directed by [19]Written by [19]Original air date [28]U.S. viewers
91"Daddy"Birgitte StærmoseMickey Down and Konrad Kay1 August 2022 (2022-08-01)0.082[29]
102"The Giant Squid"Birgitte StærmoseMickey Down and Konrad Kay8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)0.076[30]
113"The Fool"Isabella EklöfMatthew Barry15 August 2022 (2022-08-15)TBD
124"There Are Some Women..."Isabella EklöfZara Meerza22 August 2022 (2022-08-22)TBD
135"Kitchen Season"Caleb FemiMickey Down and Konrad Kay29 August 2022 (2022-08-29)TBD
146"Short to the Point of Pain"Caleb FemiJoseph Charlton5 September 2022 (2022-09-05)TBD
157"Lone Wolf and Cub"Isabella EklöfMickey Down and Konrad Kay12 September 2022 (2022-09-12)TBD
168"Jerusalem"[31]TBATBA19 September 2022 (2022-09-19)TBD


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 the banner of her Bad Wolf British production company.[32] In June 2019, it was announced that HBO had greenlit the series, with Lena Dunham set to direct the pilot.[33] Principal photography began in June 2019, in Cardiff, Wales.[34] 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.[16] The second season filming wrapped on December 8, 2021.[35] In March 2022, Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, and Katrine De Candole were cast as new series regulars for the second season.[17] The second season premiered on 1 August 2022 on HBO.[6]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 76% with an average rating of 7.7/10, based on 38 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."[36] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[37]


  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.[20]


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