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Industry is a new series which will air on HBO in the US on November 9, and on BBC Two in the UK on November 10. The highly-anticipated series follows a group of young adults who are training to become permanent members of staff at the investment banking firm, Pierpoint & Co. Fans are keen to find out where the series is filmed and set, and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Where is Industry set?
Industry is set in the UK business capital of London, and it follows Harper Stern (played by Myha’la Herrold), who moves from New York to the City.
She hopes to land a role at the prestigious banking company, but she will have to fight off many other graduates including Gus Sackey (David Jonsson) and Yasmin Kara-Hanani (Marisa Abela).
The series, which will air weekly, gives viewers insight into what goes on at one of the most reputable companies in London.
An official trailer for the series shows Harper at a party, while flashbacks depict her in an interview for one of the graduate roles.
When asked how she would define the firm’s culture, one of the graduates says: “It’s a culture of every man, every man and woman, lifting each other up.”
Each graduate finds their new position of power difficult to come to terms with, and they each experience the highs and lows of working in such an intense environment.
Harper says: “When you look at me you clearly see a victim, what do you really know about me?” suggesting there will be a power struggle between the graduates.
The official HBO synopsis states the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy blur into one as they discover a company culture defined by sex, drugs, and ego.
Fans are already keen to find out if the series is an accurate representation of the world of finance.
Where is Industry filmed?
Although the series is set in London, the production company Bad Wolf said production took place in Cardiff, Wales – at Pinewood Studios.
The location has also been used for popular British series including Doctor Who and Sex Education.
A Bad Wolf article, which was published, when the series was first announced said: “The series will be shot in Cardiff in the summer of 2019 and draws on the writers’ personal experience to explore the cutthroat world of international finance.”
Lena Dunham, who directed the series, revealed the filming location via an Instagram post back in the summer of 2019. She said: “AHHHH! I’m so excited to announce I’m directing & executive producing a new series with @hbo called INDUSTRY.
“It’s all about the cutthroat world of international finance. Think Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place. I’ve moved across the pond for the summer to shoot this – specifically Wales UK – which is a dreamy place with fairytale gardens, super sweet humans, and dragon mythology. So taking reccs on secret spots, cuisine, you name it! Stay tuned for more! [sic].”
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When she was in Wales, Dunham was known to have visited Caerphilly Castle and sampled Welsh Cakes.
Film crews were also seen in parts of Bristol, including Small Street, and residents spotted plenty of lights and cameras in December 2019.
Some production also took place in Newport, specifically at Coffee Thirst on Commercial Road.
The eight-part series was created by Konrad Kay and Mickey Down, with Dunham directing the first episode.
A few of the episodes have already been given titles, including Induction, Quiet and Nice, Notting Hill, Sesh, Learned Behaviour and Nutcracker.
Other members of the main cast include Harry Lawtey as Robert Spearing, Nabhaan Rizwan as Hari Dhar and Freya Mavor as Daria Greenock.
Will Tudor plays research analyst Theo Tuck, Conor MacNeill portrays Kenny Kilbane, vice president of Foreign Exchange Sales, and Ken Leung plays Eric Tao, managing director of Cross Products Sales.
Actress Herrold took part in an interview with Blackfilmandtv about the series, and she said she “lost her mind” over the incredible scripts.
She said: “I met with Lena, she was super cool and very kind, made me feel super comfortable. We worked a bit together which was awesome.
“A few days after that they [her management] were like, ‘Hey, they want to fly you to London to meet the other cast’.”
She said the casting was an “early birthday present” as she celebrated her birthday a couple of days after landing the role.
Industry starts on HBO on November 9 and BBC Two on November 10
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