IMDb rating: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 81%Watch full episodes now
Industry is an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures. The BBC-HBO series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London – but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs, and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether there’s more to life than the bottom line.
From first-time creators – and former bankers – Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, the eight-episode drama series lists Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham (Girls) as a director, with Bad Wolf (The Night Of, His Dark Materials) producing.
The show has already picked up five-star reviews from The Guardian and The Independent, who call it “the kind of thrillingly fresh series that only comes along once every few years, a drama that makes its rivals look tired and uninspired… A millennial Mad Men with plenty of swagger.” Radio Times says the series “puts the high into high finance… replete with drug-taking, nightclubs, sex and spreadsheets.”