Industry boss says season 2 will look deeper at Harper's "profound decision"

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Bad Wolf Productions - BBC
Photo credit: Bad Wolf Productions - BBC

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Industry season 1 spoilers ahead.

The newly-announced second season of Industry is set to explore why Harper Stern and her peers decided to chase careers in investment banking.

As cliffhangers go, season 1 featured a doozy, with Myha'la Herrold's character killing off her friendships with Yasmin and Daria, and becoming the driving force behind Eric's surprise return to Pierpoint & Co.

In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Mickey Down teased what's to come in the next load of episodes.

Photo credit: -  - BBC
Photo credit: - - BBC

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"She makes a pretty profound decision to advance her career, maybe at the cost of the relationships that she's made over the course of the season," he said of Harper.

"What we want to explore in season 2 is her negotiating what that decision means for her, her life in London, and her relationship with the people are closest to her, like Yasmin and Eric."

Down expanded: "Also, we want to delve deeper into the reasoning [behind] why she went into this industry in the first place, and, as a broader question, why the four recruits went into this industry.

Photo credit: Bad Wolf Productions - BBC
Photo credit: Bad Wolf Productions - BBC

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"The first season was really about what these characters will do to survive in this quite cutthroat new environment."

Further teasing Harper's progression, he also suggested that season 2 will showcase how "you decide to reinvent yourself in tandem with what your institution is expecting from you."

Industry airs on HBO in the US and BBC Two in the UK.

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