New HBO Drama Series INDUSTRY Debuts November 9

New HBO Drama Series INDUSTRY Debuts November 9

From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, HBO’s new eight-episode drama series INDUSTRY debuts MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

Starring Myha’la Herrold (“The Tattooed Heart”), Marisa Abela (“Cobra”), Harry Lawtey (“City of Tiny Lights”), David Jonsson (“Deep State”) and Nabhaan Rizwan (“Mogul Mowgli”) as “The Graduates” and Conor MacNeill (“Artemis Fowl”), Freya Mavor (“Skins”), Will Tudor (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Ken Leung (HBO’s “High Maintenance”) as “Management,” INDUSTRY gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of “high finance” through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern (Myha’la Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York. Through the eyes of these young grads fueled by ambition, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY examines issues of gender, race and class in the workplace as the impressionable new employees begin to forge an identity within the pressure cooker environment of Pierpoint & Co.’s trading floor. They were promised meritocracy, but hierarchy is king.

Having come to London from New York to join the prestigious Pierpoint & Co., Harper will stop at nothing to prove herself the best hire in her graduate class. Harper’s drive intensifies as she finds herself surrounded by people born into privilege, like Yasmin (Marisa Abela) who, despite her background, faces her own challenges. Yasmin has had different expectations placed on her since childhood and is tired of being underestimated professionally. At Pierpoint, Harper and Yasmin need to prove their worth as professionals amongst their fellow grads. One of their peers is Robert (Harry Lawtey), who joins the bank from a working-class background, believing it a true meritocracy where putting on a suit will help distance himself from his past. In contrast, Robert’s roommate Gus (David Jonsson) was built for institutions like Pierpoint, having come from Eton and Oxford, and sees it as another tick on a checklist that will lead him straight to Downing Street. Doe-eyed Hari (Nabhaan Rizwan) has dreamt of working in banking his whole life, dresses like a modern “master of the universe” and is determined to succeed no matter the cost.

In the hierarchical ecosystem of Pierpoint, the graduates look aspirationally up at the Managing Directors whom they sit next to while those senior figures are secretly looking down fearfully, wondering who’s going to take their seat. On the sales desk (CPS), Managing Director Eric (Ken Leung) is Pierpoint’s number one producer who sees Harper’s potential and takes her under his wing, while VP Daria (Freya Mavor) is a great counterpoint to Eric’s aggressive sales strategy and shows Harper that there’s more than one way to be a salesperson. Yasmin’s direct line manager on the foreign exchange (FX) desk is Kenny (Conor MacNeill), a VP whose prejudices cloud his judgement of her merit. Meanwhile, Theo (Will Tudor) is a second-year research analyst whose establishment charm and strong counter-consensus market calls make him a Pierpoint poster boy. The young recruits may be fresh out of university, but the demands and expectations of these mentors and the industry itself are sky-high and ultimately seduce the grads to act in ways they would not have expected, just as they are trying to figure out who they are.

Episodes include:

Season 1, Episode 1: “Induction”
Debut date: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Five young graduates do whatever it takes to make themselves indispensable at preeminent London investment bank Pierpoint & Co. As hungry outsider Harper (Myha’la Herrold) grapples with a decision that will gravely affect her future at the bank, she and party-boy Robert (Harry Lawtey) take very different approaches to their first few weeks in the bank. Meanwhile, Yasmin (Marisa Abela) braves the unchecked disrespect of her superiors and Hari’s (Nabhaan Rizwan) unhealthy work habits raise companywide red flags.
Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Lena Dunham.

Season 1, Episode 2: “Quiet and Nice”
Debut date: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
With Harper (Myha’la Herrold) struggling to find her feet in a new city, Pierpoint throws a morale-boosting appreciation dinner which sees her challenging a drunken, irate Kenny (Conor MacNeill), while Gus (David Jonsson) alienates senior management by discussing his team’s future. Meanwhile, Yasmin (Marisa Abela) comes face to face with the culture of her new team and takes her flirtation with Robert (Harry Lawtey) to risky new heights.
Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

Season 1, Episode 3: “Notting Hill”
Debut date: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
When Pierpoint loses a major client, the grads face their most challenging – and potentially rewarding – test to date: devising pitches to drive new business. After the dissolution of his team finds him reassigned to a disinterested new supervisor, a creative Gus (David Jonsson) partners with Robert (Harry Lawtey) to catch Clement’s (Derek Riddell) attention. Meanwhile, as she navigates a complicated living situation with Yasmin (Marisa Abela), Harper (Myha’la Herrold) attempts to juggle conflicting requests from Eric (Ken Leung) and Daria (Freya Mavor).
Written by Sam H. Freeman; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

Season 1, Episode 4: “Sesh”
Debut date: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
After a wild birthday celebration with Robert (Harry Lawtey), Yasmin (Marisa Abela), and Greg (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), Harper’s (Myha’la Herrold) workday spirals out of control. As a discrepancy in one of her trades puts her team at risk for major losses, Harper seeks support from a surprising source, while unexpected trouble at a networking event brings Yasmin and Robert closer and Gus (David Jonsson) further alienates his coworkers.
Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

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INDUSTRY is created and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Executive produced by Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, David P. Davis and by Ben Irving for BBC; co-executive produced by Ed Lilly; Produced by Lee Thomas. Produced for HBO / BBC by Bad Wolf. Writers include Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Sam H. Freeman and Kate Verghese. Directors include Lena Dunham, Ed Lilly, Tinge Krishnan, Mary Nighy.

Lovecraft Country TV Series. Season 1 Finale Trailer

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Lovecraft Country Plot

Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff.

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Release Date:

October 18, 2020.

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Season 2 Of HBO’s HIS DARK MATERIALS Debuts November 16

HIS DARK MATERIALS

Season two of the HBO drama series HIS DARK MATERIALS debuts MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Season two of HIS DARK MATERIALS begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, … Read more

Janelle Monáe Closes The First Season Of HBO’s LOVECRAFT COUNTRY With A Virtual Reality Concert Experience

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

To celebrate the season finale of the new series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, HBO will close out their Lovecraft Country: Sanctum Social VR experience by transporting invited guests into Music of the Cosmos. In this first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking social VR experience, 100 select influential voices have experienced a series of events consisting of immersive theater, escape rooms, art installations and puzzles via … Read more

HBO Documentary Films’ MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH Debuts November 15

Murder On Middle Beach

HBO Documentary Films’ MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH, a four-part documentary series directed by first-time filmmaker Madison Hamburg, presents Hamburg’s complicated journey as a young man determined to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community. MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH debuts on November 15 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

On March 3, 2010, single mother Barbara Hamburg was found violently murdered near her home in the upper middle class enclave of Madison, Connecticut. Investigators speculated her murder appeared to be a crime of passion, but without enough evidence, the case grew cold.

Over the course of 8 years, Barbara’s son, Madison Hamburg, interviewed his family members and many others, longing to learn more about his mother and gathering evidence in hopes of solving her murder, sending him into a deep web of buried familial secrets, connections to shadowy criminal figures, and the uncovering of years-old resentments in his deceptively serene hometown. While Madison wrestles with troubling revelations about his mother, the most unsettling conflict comes from Madison’s obligation to bring into question those inside his community and members of his own family.

“At 18 years old, my worst fears came true when my sister called to tell me that my mother had been murdered,” stated director Madison Hamburg. “As much as I fought it, her death became a part of my life. Her memory faded and her case went cold, but I couldn’t accept that. Even if it meant sacrificing my own safety and sanity, I made my mother a promise when I started this project, ‘I will never let you be forgotten.’ It is less than what she would have done for me.”

MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH is produced by Jigsaw Productions, Armian Pictures and Blue Days Films. Directed by Madison Hamburg; executive producers, Ron Nyswaner, Neda Armian, Toby Oppenheimer, Madison Hamburg, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello; co-executive producer, Evan Lerner; supervising producer, Whitney Johnson; producer, Solomon Petchenik. For HBO: executive producers, Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham; senior producer, Sara Rodriguez.

About Jigsaw Productions

Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films including “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Oscar-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side,” Oscar®-nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “Zero Days,” “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” Emmy® nominated “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” critically acclaimed “Citizen K,” which world premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, and Alex Gibney’s latest features “Crazy, Not Insane,” which screened at the recent Venice Film Festival, “Agents of Chaos,” a two-part documentary about Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, and “Totally Under Control,” a searing look at the administration’s failure to contain the COVID 19 pandemic. Jigsaw also produces a slate of highly visible and acclaimed TV series. Whether the company is creating a documentary or narrative film, a scripted or unscripted series, Jigsaw adheres to a particular ethos: well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched, and visually poignant stories, which ignite and engage our curiosity. Reaching audiences on screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, Jigsaw aims to achieve critical and commercial success without sacrificing style or authenticity.

Documentary News Series Axios Continues October 12

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AXIOS on HBO continues with a new episode MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 (11:05-11:35 p.m. ET/PT), featuring insightful and news-making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of sectors, including politics, tech, media, science, and business. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting, and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping our future.

The episode will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week’s episode features:

  • An exclusive, first look at Axios’ Trump Loyalty Index, an analysis revealing how loyal Republicans in Congress are to President Trump.
  • Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) a staunch Trump ally, discusses his allegiance to the president and why Trumpism is bigger than Trump.
  • The CEO of BP, Bernard Looney, in his first U.S. broadcast interview since the multinational energy company’s unprecedented decision to wean itself off oil.
  • An exclusive look at data from The Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity exposing how the government hides the real unemployment rate.

AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.

HBO Special Event BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Debuts November 21

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Director Kamilah Forbes Executive Produces With Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Kelechi Watson and Roger Ross Williams 

LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2020 – HBO’s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with Mahershala Ali, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington rounding out the previously announced cast. The HBO Special Event is based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates’ book, and will once again be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation. The special was produced under COVID-19 guidelines.

The full cast includes: Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Jharrel Jerome, Mimi Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Ledisi, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Greg Alverez Reid, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, Nate Smith, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Olivia Washington, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, Michelle Wilson and Oprah Winfrey.

Mahershala Ali is a two-time Academy Award®-winning actor for his roles in “Moonlight” and “Green Book.” He was recently nominated for an Emmy® for his supporting role in Hulu’s award-winning series “Ramy.” Ali will next star in “Swan Song,” written and directed by Academy Award® winner Benjamin Cleary for Apple TV+and as Blade in the anticipated upcoming Marvel film. In 2019, Ali executive produced the HBO documentary “We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest,” which recently won an Emmy® for Outstanding Children’s Program. Ali was also nominated for an Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award for his role in HBO’s “True Detective.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful StruggleWe Were Eight Years in PowerBetween The World And Me and The Water Dancer, He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

Angela Davis, through her activism and scholarship over many decades, has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She is the author of ten books, including Women, Race and ClassBlues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” RaineyBessie Smith, and Billie HolidayAre Prisons Obsolete?The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues, and most recently, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without carceral systems and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

Tip “T.I.” Harris is an artist, entrepreneur and activist who has amassed a business empire to include a record label, a 10-year old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”), a real estate holdings company, production company, non-profit organization (Us or Else), owner/founder of Trap Music Museum, co-owner of Bankhead Seafood, owner of Super Sound Studios, investor and much more. Harris was also awarded the first-ever “Voice of the Culture” award by ASCAP and is the host of a new #1 rated podcast, expediTIously with Tip “T.I.” Harris.

Mimi Jones, bassist/vocalist/producer/label owner and now filmmaker, has reigned supreme, as a side woman to an impressive coterie of musicians and as a leader with three original recording projects on her own Hot Tone Music label. Jones studied Music at the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory, and has also studied with Linda McKnight, Lisle Atkinson, Barry Harris, Milt Hinton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef. She has toured extensively for over 25 years throughout the seven continents, and has played with such people as Frank Ocean, Kenny Barron, DD Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Roy Hargrove, Terri Lyne Carrington, Beyonce, Jason Moran and more. Mimi Jones co-directs a multimedia interdisciplinary production with pianist ArcoIris Sandoval entitled The D.O.M.E. Experience, creating choreography, musical and visual works inspired by social injustices and environmental changes in our world. Voted #1 & #2 rising star by the DownBeat polls for 3 consecutive years, she is currently working on a new project called The Black Madonna. The Berklee School of Music professor recently began collaborating with a trio called Nite Bjuti featuring Vocalist Candice Hoyes, and Sound Chemist Val Jeanty.

Ledisi is a twelve-time Grammy nominated powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades. Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990s, she’s garnered three Soul Train Music awards, an NAACP Theater Award and 6 NAACP Image Award nominations. Most recently, Ledisi received two LA Alliance Ovation Award nominations, one for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Ledisi is extremely passionate about being an advocate for the arts. Lobbying for young musicians and protecting the rights of creatives. She is also a playwright and author, releasing her first book Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love and Power, a collaboration with Essence. Her latest book, Don’t Ever Lose Your Walk: How to Embrace Your Journey is released through her own Chinweya Publishing Company. Her first play, Legend of Little Girl Blue made what was supposed to be a subtle premiere at The Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills CA. Seven shows grew into 19 sold-out nights, already Legend of Little Girl Blue has been asked to premiere on a bigger stage coming in Spring 2021. As CEO of her record label Listen Back Entertainment/BMG, she continues to utilize and develop her versatile skills as a singer/songwriter, music producer, author, playwright, film producer.

Greg Alverez Reid most recently appeared In the HBO documentary “The Apollo”. He is an actor and arts collaborator who has traveled the country and the world performing and creating with all types of artists. His theatre credits consist of off-Broadway and numerous regional theatre and renowned arts centers, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in his native Washington, DC. Notable performances include “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the inaugural stage productions of Between The World And Me, directed by Kamilah Forbes. Greg has collaborated with arts organizations including Hi-Arts, NAACP Hollywood Bureau, Sundance Theatre Lab, KCTYA and FOTD@HU, as well as produced content for HBO, VH1, One Foot Productions, Seachange Entertainment, MTV, Logo and NBC. He is a proud graduate of the Illustrious Howard University and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University.

Nate Smith has been a key piece in reinvigorating the international music scene with his visceral, instinctive, and deep-rooted style of drumming for nearly two decades. He holds a diverse and ample résumé, which includes work with esteemed jazz leading lights such as Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, José James, John Patitucci, Ravi Coltrane, and Somi among many others. His 2x Grammy-nominated debut album, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywheresees Smith fusing his original modern jazz compositions with R&B, pop, and hip-hop. He has also ventured into the pop/rock world with recent collaborations with Vulfpeck spin off band The Fearless Flyers, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) and performances with songwriters Emily King and Van Hunt. In recent years, through a series of viral videos, he has emerged as one of the most influential and popular drummers of his generation.

Olivia Washington will next be seen in “The Little Things,” directed by John Lee Hancock for Warner Bros and is currently working on “Macbeth,” directed by Joel Coen for A24. She previously recurred on “Mr. Robot,” and in the second season of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” on Netflix. On the stage, Olivia appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon with Shakespeare in the Park in New York. Last year she also starred and received rave reviews for her work in Familiar, directed by Edward Torres, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME is directed by Kamilah Forbes who also serves as executive producer; executive produced by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Kelechi Watson and Roger Ross Williams. Williams’ production company ONE STORY UP produces.

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HBO’s THE THIRD DAY To Feature Live Theatrical Event “Autumn” On Saturday, October 3

THE THIRD DAY To Feature Live Theatrical Event "Autumn" On Saturday, October 3

On Saturday, October 3, THE THIRD DAY will feature a special live theatrical event “Autumn” to enhance viewers’ experience of this six-episode limited series. HBO audiences will be able to watch this 12-hour event unfold on HBO’s Facebook page with streaming beginning at 1:30am PT/4:30am ET. After the initial broadcast, viewers will be able to replay the event in its entirety … Read more

Documentary News Series AXIOS Continues September 28

Documentary News Series AXIOS Continues September 28

AXIOS on HBO continues with a new episode, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), featuring insightful and news making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of sectors, including politics, tech, media, science, and business. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting, and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping our future.
The episode will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week’s episode features:

  • Veteran journalist Bob Woodward and Axios national political correspondent Jonathan Swan, both known for their reporting and insights about President Donald Trump and his administration, discuss the president, the Supreme Court, the future of American democracy and how this administration and this moment in history differs from the eight previous presidencies Woodward has covered.
  • Dr. Andre Perry, a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities discusses the racial wealth gap and the possible paths towards reparations for Black Americans with Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin.
  • President of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson and Axios White House and politics editor Margaret Talev discuss the future of Roe v. Wade, the fight over reproductive rights, and the balance of the Supreme Court.
  • President of Susan B. Anthony List Marjorie Dannenfelser talks about President Donald Trump and overturning Roe v. Wade with Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei

AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.