The cast of HBO/BBC’s investment banking drama Industry is adding three new series regulars for Season 2. Alex Alomar Akpobome (Twenties, For All Mankind) and Adam Levy (The Witcher) have joined the series, from makers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Also, Indy Lewis, who visitor featured in an episode of Season 1, has been named a series regular.
Industry, produced by Bad Wolf, gives an insider’s perspective on 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 youthful graduates fueled by ambition, youth, romance and drugs, the series looks at issues of gender, race, class, and privilege in the work environment as these susceptible youthful personalities start to manufacture their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of Pierpoint and Co’s trading floor, where meritocracy is guaranteed yet progression is the best.
Akpobome will play Danny Van Deventer, a wonder-kid Executive Director who recently arrived in London from Pierpoint New York. Attractive, garrulous and charming – Danny is a head-turning presence on the trading floor and a potential role model for the bank’s more youthful recruits.
Levy will play Charles Hanani, a jet-setting playboy looking to reconnect with his daughter, Yasmin (Marisa Abela).
As momentarily saw in Season 1, Lewis plays Venetia Berens who joins Yasmin’s Foreign Exchange Sales Desk as its most up to date recruit. Bright-eyed, extremely sharp and not afraid to talk back to those in power, she gives a strong generational counterpoint to the desk’s old school ways.
Down and Kay executive produce with Jami O’Brien, who is joining the series as writing executive producer under her general deal with HBO, Jane Tranter, Ryan Rasmussen and David P. Davis. The eight-episode second season will begin production soon in the UK.
Akpobome is repped by Gersh and Luber/Roklin. Levy is repped by Scott Marshall Partners, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and APA. Lewis is repped by Mary FitzGerald and Lucy Johnson at Curtis Brown. O’Brien is repped by UTA, Literate, and Gang Tire.
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