HBO is now stepping into uncharted programming waters. The premium cabler has made this decision to drop the final five episodes of its drama which is titled, Industry, all at once on the online streaming service providing platform of HBO, HBO Max.
From November 27, Friday, the viewers will be able to stream the first season consisting of a total of eight episodes, while the linear showings continue on a weekly basis.
The sources with the knowledge of the matter say that all the eight episodes were already finished, so releasing them en masse over Thanksgiving weekend is a play at drawing more attention to the series.
This news of the mid-season drop came right after the airing of the third episode of the series, and also only five days after the revelation that Wonder Woman 1984 is getting released both on HBO Max and in the theatres on the same day, as Warner Media experiments with the different ways to boost the subscriber s count of its fledging streamer.
Industry on HBO Max: Last 5 Episodes Coming Earlier Than Expected!
The project titled, Industry, follows a group of young graduates who are fueled by youth, romance, ambition, and drugs, examining issues of race, class, gender, and privilege in the workplace.
The central impressionable young and youthful minds begin to forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment as the series goes on, and sensory blitz of Pierpoint & Co’s trading floor, where, however, meritocracy is promised, but hierarchy is king.
Industry hails from the first time creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down, and it stars Myha’la Herrold, who has previously worked in The Tattooed Heart, Harry Lawtey, who has previously worked in City of Tiny Lights, Marisa Abela, who has previously worked in Cobra, Nabhaan Rizwan, previously worked in Mogul Mowgli, and David Jonsson, who has previously worked in Deep State.
They are going to be the new kids on the fiance block, as well as Freya Mavor from Skins, Conor MacNeill from Artemis Fowl, Ken Leung from High Maintenance, and Will Tudor from Game of Thrones as the managers at Pierpoint & Co.
The pilot episode of the series has been directed by Lena Dunham which hails from Bad Wolf, who was also behind His Dark Materials of HBO, and BBC Studios. Jane Tranter of Bad Wolf, Ryan Rasmussen, and Lachlan MacKinnon also executive produce the series.