Lena Dunham to Direct HBO Investment Banking Drama ‘Industry’

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It’s back to HBO (again) for Lena Dunham.
The “Girls” creator is set to executive produce a new drama for the premium network as well as direct the pilot, THR reports. The series, “Industry,” comes from writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Production has begun in Cardiff, Wales, according to Variety.
“Industry” centers on a group of recent grads who enter the cutthroat world of international finance. They’ll compete for permanent positions at one of London’s top investment banks, and  along the way, some will rise and some will fall. The description teases that “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.”
Down and Kay were inspired by their own experiences in the finance world. The co-creators wrote the scripts and will also serve as executive producers. Also executive producing are Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, and Dunham.
Prior to this, Dunham created, wrote, starred in and executive produced “Girls,” as well as directed multiple episodes.  She later was a co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the HBO series “Camping.” Some of her non-HBO projects include appearing the film “My Art” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
[via: THR; Variety]

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