Camping didnt quite provide the ideal post-Girls niche for Lena Dunhams next venture—but now, HBO is offering the writer-creator a chance at something different. Dunham just announced her next project over Twitter: an eight-episode finance drama set in the U.K., which shell executive produce in addition to helming the first episode.
Granted, “high finance” is hardly the subject matter wed expect Dunham to cover. But her tweet announcing the news did describe the new series, dubbed Industry, as “Wolf of Wall Street meets Melrose Place”—which might be closer to the mark.
The show is said to be “set in the cutthroat world of international finance as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures,” according to its official logline, and follows graduates competing for positions at a London investment bank. Newcomer writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay created the Bad Wolf-produced drama, while Dunham is expected to co-write the series, executive produce and direct the first episode. As clarified in Dunhams second tweet, the show will film in Cardiff, Wales this summer.
“Mickey and Konrads talent, drive and commitment was obvious to us the moment we met them,” said Bad Wolf co-founder Jane Tranter in a statement announcing the series. “The scripts for Industry have an energy and direction that comes from their first-hand experience of the trading floor and their ear for sharp dialogue immediately captured oRead More – Source