Is Industry returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Industry Season 2.
Industry is a British-American television drama series created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. It premiered on 9 November 2020 on HBO in the United States and on 10 November 2020 on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 79%, with an average rating of 7.77/10, based on 33 reviews. The website’s critical consensus states, “Though Industry’s social critiques tend toward the superficial, sharp writing and an excellent ensemble make it easy to enjoy its soapy workplace drama anyway.”
On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. These reviews clearly stated that the show is being appreciated by the advice around the world, giving the network a clear idea of the potential the show holds. Hence, this easily states why it was a good decision for the network to continue the show for another season after this fairly good reception. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve put up a quick summary of everything you need to know about the season’s release date, plot, and cast. Continue reading to learn more about Industry Season 2.
Industry Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The network has officially confirmed that HBO is set to premiere on Monday, August 1, 2022, in the 9 pm (EST) time slot as the second season filming wrapped on December 8, 2021. The official Twitter handle of HBO also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date, quoting, “Success comes at a price. Season 2 of #IndustryHBO premieres August 1 on @hbomax.” Take a look at the official post below:
Success comes at a price.
— HBO (@HBO) June 30, 2022
Why did HBO renew Industry for Season 2?
According to Deadline, “Mickey and Konrad have captured an authentic, fresh angle on workplace culture from the bottom up and presented a complex look at navigating life in your early twenties – replete with thrills, failures, and victories,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP HBO Programming. “It’s exciting to see fans embrace these young graduates, and we join them in anticipation of what’s in store for season two. We also send a big thanks to our partners at Bad Wolf and BBC.”
Moreover, co-creator Konrad Kay tweeted a picture of the read-through copies of the first two Season 2 episodes with a “Management Offsite” shirt in the backdrop on June 29, 2021. Take a look at the official post below:
— Konrad Kay (@konradmkay) June 29, 2021
Industry Season 2 Plot
Co-creator Konrad Kay, in the Entertainment Weekly interview, stated, “In season 1, [we made] sure that everything was subjective to the experience of the graduates, so you only really got a sense of the wide bank as it pertained to them. We’re going to keep that in season 2 to some extent, but inevitably they’re a year ahead in their career, and the relationships are going to be deeper. We have quite a big story engine for season 2 about the bank higher-ups. Their relationships with the senior figures only become deeper in the second season, so you get more of a sense of that stuff.”
Moreover, when asked about What’s next for Harper? As she has now landed her job at Peirpoint. In the same interview, Mickey Down stated, “She makes a pretty profound decision to advance her career, maybe at the cost of the relationships that she’s made over the course of the season. What we want to explore in season 2 is her negotiating what that decision means for her, her life in London, and her relationship with the people are closest to her, like Yasmin and Eric. Also, we want to delve deeper into the reasoning [behind] why she went into this industry in the first place, and, as a broader question, why the four recruits went into this industry. The first season was really about what these characters will do to survive in this quite cutthroat new environment. The second season is going to be about what you do when you’ve got your feet under the desk, and you decide to reinvent yourself in tandem with what your institution is expecting from you.”
Additionally, in an interview with GQ, Mickey Down stated that he and Kay would love to continue the show for multiple seasons, quote, “The idea of doing a version of the show which goes on for a long time is one that we’d love to do,” he said. “But it’s not up to us. You’ll have to wait and see.”
Industry Season 2 Cast Updates
In July 2021, new members were added to the series, which are Alex Alomar Akpobome, and Adam Levy were cast as new series regulars, while Indy Lewis, who guest-starred in the first season, was promoted to a series regular for the second season. In March 2022, Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, and Katrine De Candole were cast as new series regulars for the second season. The names of the characters, along with their description, are stated below:
Alex Alomar Akpobome as Danny Van Deventer: Executive Director from Pierpoint New York
Adam Levy as Charles Hanani: Yasmin’s father
Indy Lewis as Venetia Berens: Yasmin’s newest recruit on the Foreign Exchange Sales Desk
Jay Duplass as Jesse Boom: Hedge fund manager
Sonny Poon Tip as Leo Bloom: Jesse’s son
Katrine De Candole as Celeste Pacquet: One of Peirpoint’s Private Wealth Managers
Industry Season 2 Episode
Industry Season 2 has been reported to have 8 episodes with an average runtime of 49–52 minutes. The title and synopsis of the last episode have not been released as of July 13, 2022. Hence, we suggest viewers wait as these details take some time to publish. In the meantime, here is the complete episode guide for you to understand the order before streaming the series.
- S2E1: Daddy – 1 August 2022
- S2E2: The Giant Squid – 8 August 2022
- S2E3: The Fool – 15 August 2022
- S2E4: There Are Some Women.. – 22 August 2022
- S2E5: Kitchen Season – 29 August 2022
- S2E6: Short to the Point of Pain – 5 September 2022
- S2E7: Lone Wolf and Cub – 12 September 2022
- S2E8: TBA
Where to stream Industry Season 2?
When available to stream, Industry Season 2 will only be accessible on HBO Max, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
The series is also available to stream for UK viewers on BBC platforms. The viewers will also be able to stream Industry by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu.
Industry Season 2 Official Trailer
The official trailer for Industry Season 2 was released with the tagline stating, “You don’t have to like someone for them to be useful to you…” Take a look at the trailer below:
According to the official description, the series follows, “Industry gives an insider’s view of the black box of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure-cooker environment and sex and drug-fuelled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office. In season two our grads are no longer allowed to hide behind their graduate status. The market is ripping, and Pierpoint’s back to work or else mandate has the trading floor more charged up and paranoid than ever.”
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Catch up on the previous season before Industry Season 2 premieres on HBO Max.