After the highly popular Girls wrapped on HBO Lena Dunham has been rather quiet on the writing front. Which is why we were thrilled to discover she has been hard at work creating a new international finance drama for HBO.
Lena Dunham is teaming up with newcomers, Konrad Kay and Mickey Down for Industry, an eight-episode drama series set in the world of international finance. At this time no details have been released on whether Lena will have an onscreen roll or not.
The series is based on Kay and Down’s personal experience. Industry will explore the world of international finance through the eyes of ambitious 20-somethings struggling to secure their futures. Industry follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. The series showcases the pressures of professional life against the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover and enemy. These titles 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 life is about more than the bottom line.
Kay and Down created the series and penned the scripts. The duo will also executive produce alongside Lena Dunham, who will be directing the pilot. Industry marks Dunham’s first series at HBO since she split with longtime producing partner Jenni Konner.