Following the forth episode of acclaimed new drama series INDUSTRY, which follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London, HBO will drop the final four episodes of season one on HBO GO this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. This marks the first time HBO will offer a mid-season episode drop of an original series, allowing viewers the option to binge watch and see how the graduates net out on their paths to prove their worth. The episodes will also be available early via HBO On Demand.
From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, and 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 (Myha’la Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York.
Following a group of young grads fueled by ambition, youth, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY 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.
The HBO linear release of the next five episodes will continue to air weekly on Mondays, with the season’s final episode airing on MONDAY, DECEMBER 28.
Upcoming episodes include:
Season 1, Episode 4: “Sesh”
After a wild birthday celebration with Robert (Harry Lawtey), Yasmin (Marisa Abela), and Greg (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), Harper’s (Myha’la Herrold) 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 (David Jonsson) further alienates his coworkers. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.
Season 1, Episode 5: “Learned Behaviour”
As Pierpoint is shaken by a former employee’s scathing exposé, Eric (Ken Leung) goes offsite for the day, prompting an unauthorized Gus (David Jonsson) to cover trades from his desk, while Harper (Myha’la Herrold) 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 (Harry Lawtey) successful first business trip, Clement (Derek Riddell) treats him to a special outing, while Yasmin (Marisa Abela) works her connections to land a major client meeting.Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.
Season 1, Episode 6: “Nutcracker”
Sex, drugs, and secrets light up Pierpoint’s annual holiday party, where Maxim’s unexpected arrival aggravates tensions between Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Kenny (Conor MacNeill), and Greg (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard with Robert (Harry Lawtey) and Usman (Amir El-Masry). After confiding in Daria (Freya Mavor), Harper (Myha’la Herrold) 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.
Season 1, Episode 7: “Pre-Crisis Activity”
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)
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. Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.
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.