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HBO is moving forward on a second season of drama “Industry,” which premiered on Nov. 9 and follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co, a prestigious investment bank in London. The logline: “Industry” gives an insider’s view of the black box 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, 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.
Industry is created by Mickey Downs and Konrad Kay, who executive produce with Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David P. Davis and by Ben Irving for BBC. Ed Lilly is co-executive producer and Lee Thomas produces. The first season, which consists of eight episodes, with conclude with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., respectively.