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  • Premiered: 
    November 9, 2020
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Mickey Down & Konrad Kay 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: finance

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Plot Synopsis

Created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, INDUSTRY is an eight-episode drama series that follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London. INDUSTRY gives an insider's view of the blackbox of "high finance" through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern, a talented young woman from upstate New York. Through the eyes of these young grads fueled by ambition, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY examines issues of gender, race and class in the workplace as the impressionable new employees begin to forge an identity within the pressure cooker environment of Pierpoint & Co.'s trading floor. They were promised meritocracy, but hierarchy is king. Having come to London from New York to join the prestigious Pierpoint & Co., Harper stops at nothing to prove herself the best hire in her graduate class. Harper's drive intensifies as she finds herself surrounded by people born into privilege, like Yasmin who, despite her background, faces her own challenges. Yasmin has had different expectations placed on her since childhood and is tired of being underestimated professionally. At Pierpoint, Harper and Yasmin need to prove their worth as professionals amongst their fellow grads. One of their peers is Robert, who joins the bank from a working-class background, believing it a true meritocracy where putting on a suit will help distance himself from his past. In contrast, Robert's roommate Gus was built for institutions like Pierpoint, having come from Eton and Oxford, and sees it as another tick on a checklist that will lead him straight to Downing Street. Doe-eyed Hari has dreamt of working in banking his whole life, dresses like a modern "master of the universe" and is determined to succeed no matter the cost. In the hierarchical ecosystem of Pierpoint, the graduates look aspirationally up at the Managing Directors whom they sit next to while those senior figures are secretly looking down fearfully, wondering who's going to take their seat. On the sales desk (CPS), Managing Director Eric is Pierpoint's number one producer who sees Harper's potential and takes her under his wing, while VP Daria is a great counterpoint to Eric's aggressive sales strategy and shows Harper that there's more than one way to be a salesperson. Yasmin's direct line manager on the foreign exchange (FX) desk is Kenny, a VP whose prejudices cloud his judgement of her merit. Meanwhile, Theo is a second-year research analyst whose establishment charm and strong counter-consensus market calls make him a Pierpoint poster boy. The young recruits may be fresh out of university, but the demands and expectations of these mentors and the industry itself are sky-high and ultimately seduce the grads to act in ways they would not have expected, just as they are trying to figure out who they are.

Episodes include:

"Induction" (Premieres on Monday, November 9 at 10pm): Five young graduates do whatever it takes to make themselves indispensable at preeminent London investment bank Pierpoint & Co. As hungry outsider Harper grapples with a decision that will gravely affect her future at the bank, she and party-boy Robert take very different approaches to their first few weeks in the bank. Meanwhile, Yasmin braves the unchecked disrespect of her superiors and Hari's unhealthy work habits raise companywide red flags. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Lena Dunham.

"Quiet and Nice" (Premieres on Monday, November 16 at 10pm): With Harper struggling to find her feet in a new city, Pierpoint throws a morale-boosting appreciation dinner which sees her challenging a drunken, irate Kenny, while Gus alienates senior management by discussing his team's future. Meanwhile, Yasmin comes face to face with the culture of her new team and takes her flirtation with Robert to risky new heights. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

"Notting Hill" (Premieres on Monday, November 23 at 10pm): When Pierpoint loses a major client, the grads face their most challenging -- and potentially rewarding -- test to date: devising pitches to drive new business. After the dissolution of his team finds him reassigned to a disinterested new supervisor, a creative Gus partners with Robert to catch Clement's attention. Meanwhile, as she navigates a complicated living situation with Yasmin, Harper attempts to juggle conflicting requests from Eric and Daria. Written by Sam H. Freeman; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

"Sesh" (Linear television premiere on Monday, November 30 at 10pm): After a wild birthday celebration with Robert, Yasmin, and Greg, Harper's workday spirals out of control. As a discrepancy in one of her trades puts her team at risk for major losses, Harper seeks support from a surprising source, while unexpected trouble at a networking event brings Yasmin and Robert closer and Gus further alienates his coworkers. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

"Learned Behaviour" (Linear television premiere on Monday, December 7 at 10pm): As Pierpoint is shaken by a former employee's scathing expose, Eric goes offsite for the day, prompting an unauthorized Gus to cover trades from his desk, while Harper maneuvers her way into a meeting with one of Eric's coveted, disgruntled ex-clients. But when Gus and Harper both cross the line, they risk compromising their futures at the bank. Following Robert's successful first business trip, Clement treats him to a special outing, while Yasmin works her connections to land a major client meeting. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

"Nutcracker" (Linear television premiere on Monday, December 14 at 10pm): Sex, drugs, and secrets light up Pierpoint's annual holiday party, where Maxim's unexpected arrival aggravates tensions between Yasmin and Kenny, and Greg finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard with Robert and Usman. After confiding in Daria, Harper is blindsided by a meeting with Sara (Priyanga Burford), the president of the London office. Written by Kate Verghese, Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

"Pre-Crisis Activity" (Linear television premiere on Monday, December 21 at 10pm): 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 and Sebastian, resentment and jealousy bubble to the surface, and Harper divulges confidential company business. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Mary Nighy.

"Reduction in Force" (Linear television premiere on Monday, December 21 at 10:50pm): 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 contends with a decision that could transform the culture of Pierpoint. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.
The eight-episode season season of INDUSTRY premiered on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO. In Season 2, the 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 U.S. management will be gasoline on the flames -- an injection of cross Atlantic energy that lights a fire under each and every employee. Now Harper, Yasmin, and Robert 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. Season 2 episodes include:

"Daddy" (Premieres on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9pm): Unable to swing working from home any longer, Harper returns to a rapidly changing -- and intensifying -- atmosphere at Pierpoint. As directives from new U.S. leadership set the office on edge, Robert attempts to hook a client, while Yasmin receives pushback from her young recruit.

"The Giant Squid" (Premieres on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 9pm): Harper's decision to pursue Bloom over Felim exposes larger issues between her and Eric -- and the account. Meanwhile, Yasmin pitches herself for an exciting new opportunity just as her estranged father Charles suddenly reemerges, and Robert takes his pursuit of Nicole to another level.

"The Fool" (Premieres on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 9pm): The high of landing Bloom soon wears off when Harper suddenly finds herself stuck between rivals at Rican Healthcare's investor event -- and at the mercy of Eric's frustration. After attempting to lure her father's business, Yasmin is forced to curry favor with Celeste. Meanwhile, unexpected doors open for Gus while tutoring Bloom's son, Leo.

"There Are Some Women..." (Premieres on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9pm): Reeling from the Felim fallout, Eric takes some time to reassess his next move -- which later finds him on a plane to New York. While continuing to reap the rewards of closing Bloom as a client, Harper begins to grow closer to Danny. As she moves towards managing her family's money, Yasmin learns some startling truths about her father.

"Kitchen Season" (Premieres on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 9pm): After learning of Yasmin and Jackie's impending trip to Berlin, Harper attempts to land an invite for more than just business reasons. Approached about a new government position, Aurore offers a conflicted Gus a spot on her team. Meanwhile, Danny asks Robert to pursue a recent grad for a position at Pierpoint.

"Short to the Point of Pain" (Premieres on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 9pm): When a group of online traders attempts a short squeeze of FastAide, Bloom takes it personally, while a recently AWOL Harper suddenly fears the future of their working relationship. As Gus grows increasingly conflicted about Aurore's job offer, Yasmin navigates a major transition.

"Lone Wolf and Cub" (Premieres on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9pm): After receiving confirmation that the London office will merge with New York, Harper, Eric, and Rishi team up to pitch their small global force to rival banks. Just as Yasmin readies herself for her first client meeting in her new role, she becomes engulfed in a pressing issue at Pierpoint. Meanwhile, Gus leverages an opportunity for Leo.

"Jerusalem" (Premieres on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 9pm): As she chases a life-changing opportunity at Shogun, Harper receives an unexpected test from Bloom. Still shocked by her response to Venetia, Yasmin has a reckoning with Celeste, her father, and the future she imagined for herself. Meanwhile, Gus pursues his next move, and Robert reaches out to a surprising source for help.



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