New recruits named for Industry series two

New recruits named for Industry series two

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Monday, 9th May 2022
Clockwise from top left: Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, Katrine De Candole, Adam Levy, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Indy Lewis (credit: BBC)

The BBC and HBO’s acclaimed high-finance drama Industry will return for a second series.

Across eight more episodes, the drama will continue following the ambitious twenty-something bankers throwing themselves into the cutthroat industry of international finance.

The new recruits include Jay Duplass (The Chair), who will play Jesse Boom, a well-respected hedge fund manager and recent émigré. Sonny Poon Tip (Anatomy of a Scandal) will play his wilful son Leo Bloom.

Katrine De Candole (The Ipcress File) will play the multilingual Celeste Pacquet, one of Peirpoint’s Private Wealth Managers.

Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties) will star as Danny Van Deventer, a talented young Executive Director who lands in London from Pierpoint New York. Danny is quite the charmer on the trading floor and will be a potential role model for the younger recruits.

Adam Levy (The Witcher) will join as Charles Hanani, a jet-setting playboy looking to reconnect with his daughter Yasmin (Marisa Abela), and Indy Lewis (La Fortuna) as Venetia Berens, who becomes Yasmin’s Foreign Exchange Sales Desk’s newest recruit. Bright-eyed, razor-sharp and fearless, Venetia offers a strong generational counterpoint to the desk’s old school thinking.

They join series regulars Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Conor MacNeill and Ken Leung.

Former bankers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay’s creation, Industry gives an insider’s view of high-finance through the eyes of Herrold’s Harper Stern, a talented young woman from upstate New York who joins Pierpoint & Co’s trading floor.

The floor promises a meritocracy, but gender, race, class and privilege are all at play as Harper and her fellow young graduates struggle to secure their futures.

Industry is filmed on location in Cardiff and London. It will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.

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The BBC and HBO’s acclaimed high-finance drama Industry will return for a second series.