Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series Girls, is taking on a new project for the cable network. Dunham will join Konrad Kay and Mickey Down for Industry, an eight-episode drama, according to THR.
The series is reportedly set in the world of international finance and based on the lives of Kay and Down. There is no word on whether or not Dunham will play a role in the series.
Industry was written by Kay and Down, who will executive produce the series. Dunham will direct the pilot in addition to executive producing. They are known for the feature film Gregor. Bad Wolf (The Night Of, His Dark Materials) will produce the series. The series will explore the world of finance through the experiences of 20-somethings trying to work in the industry.
According to the site, the series “follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London — but 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. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.” It will be shot in Cardiff this summer.