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Trailer for HBO’s Industry promises partying, sex and finance

TV drama Industry offers VERY sordid take on the City with drugs, strip clubs and PLENTY of sex – and director Lena Dunham says it’s like ‘Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place’

  • TV drama industry delves into the cutthroat world of London’s banking sector
  • Follows a group of graduates as they compete for a limited number of positions
  • First full-length trailer promises sex, confrontation and drug-fuelled nights 

From long hours in the office to late nights at strip clubs, a new TV drama delves into the cutthroat world of the City. 

Industry, which will air on HBO in the US and BBC Two in the UK, follows a group of ambitious graduates as they compete for a limited number of positions at Pierpoint & Co, a leading British bank.

Seen through the eyes of an American outsider, Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), who has travelled from upstate New York for the scheme, Industry reveals the lengths talented young professionals will go to secure their dream job. 

Industry, which will air on HBO in the US and BBC Two in the UK, follows a group of ambitious graduates as they compete for a limited number of positions at Pierpoint & Co, a leading British bank. Pictured, David Jonsson, Harry Lawtey, Myha’la Herrold in the show

The full-length trailer for the series, released over the weekend, shows characters stripping off in five-star hotel rooms, falling into bed and dancing on drug-fuelled nights out

The full-length trailer for the series, released over the weekend, shows characters stripping off in five-star hotel rooms, falling into bed and dancing on drug-fuelled nights out

The show explores the high stakes world of international finance where graduates compete for a limited number of jobs. Pictured, a late night at the office

The show explores the high stakes world of international finance where graduates compete for a limited number of jobs. Pictured, a late night at the office 

The full-length trailer for the series, released over the weekend, shows characters stripping off in five-star hotel rooms, falling into bed and dancing on drug-fuelled nights out.  

Critics who have watched a preview of the programme say there are also scenes of toilet sex, bullying and workplace hazing.  

Lena Dunham, who directed the first episode, described the show as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place’. 

A TV critic on Twitter said it is like if ‘Billions and Skins had a baby’. 

Details of the plot remain under wraps, but the series, which premieres in the US next month, promises to examine issues of ‘gender, race, class and privilege in the workplace’. 

Seen through the eyes of an American outsider, Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), pictured, who has travelled from upstate New York for the scheme, Industry reveals the lengths talented young professionals will go to secure their dream job

Seen through the eyes of an American outsider, Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), pictured, who has travelled from upstate New York for the scheme, Industry reveals the lengths talented young professionals will go to secure their dream job

Scenes from the trailer show the graduates on a raucous night out, with some of the characters apparently under the influence of drugs

Scenes from the trailer show the graduates on a raucous night out, with some of the characters apparently under the influence of drugs

Other scenes show the character Harper, pictured, relaxing in a plush London penthouse

Other scenes show the character Harper, pictured, relaxing in a plush London penthouse

The trailer hints at breakdowns and dalliances between colleagues and bosses as the graduates try to forge their own identities within the pressure-cooker environment of the trading floor. 

Alongside Herrold, the show stars Marisa Abela (Cobra), Harry Lawtey (Marcella), David Jonsson (Deep State), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer), Freya Mavor (The ABC Murders), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones), Conor Macneill (Death and Nightingales) and Ken Leung (Marvel’s Inhumans).

The show is penned by British writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, who have firsthand knowledge of the world of international finance.   

Industry premieres in the US on November 9. The UK release date has not yet been announced.  

The trailer suggests rivals Harper and Yasmine, pictured, strike up a friendship in the office

The trailer suggests rivals Harper and Yasmine, pictured, strike up a friendship in the office

Characters Hari and Harper bond in a sweet moment from the full-length trailer

Characters Hari and Harper bond in a sweet moment from the full-length trailer

Actors Harry Lawtey, Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, David Jonsson and Nabhaan Rizwan star in Industry

Actors Harry Lawtey, Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, David Jonsson and Nabhaan Rizwan star in Industry

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