Sky today releases the first-look teaser of the highly-anticipated second series of Devils, the high-stakes Sky Original financial thriller starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey set to debut in Spring on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW.
Devils is a thrilling story of power set in the world of global finance, airing in all Sky territories and produced by Sky Italia, Lux Vide with Big Light Productions in collaboration with Sky Studios, Orange Studio and OCS. International sales are handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution which has sold the series in more than 160 territories.
The protagonists of the bestseller The Devils by Guido Maria Brera (published by Rizzoli) are back for an eight-part second series which, through fragments of reality interwoven with fictional characters, continues the story of the silent yet devastating financial war that has been affecting the Western world over the last decade. An underground war, fought with the most powerful of weapons: money.
Alongside the two leads – Alessandro Borghi as Massimo Ruggero, who at the end of the first series was appointed CEO of the New York-London Investment Bank, and Patrick Dempsey as Dominic Morgan, one of the most influential figures in the world of international finance – the returning cast also includes Malachi Kirby (The Race – Corsa mortale, Radici), Pia Mechler (Everything Is Wonderful), and Paul Chowdhry (Live at the Apollo, Swinging with the Finkels) who reprise their roles as Pirates, Ruggero’s loyal team of traders. Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing, Sherlock, House of Cards) also returns as Daniel Duval, founder of Subterranea.
Series 2 will see the regular cast joined by Li Jun Li (Damages, Minority Report, Wu Assassins) who plays Wu Zhi, the new Head of Trading of NYL, Joel de la Fuente (Law & Order, The Man in the High Castle) as Cheng Liwei, a new member of the Board and Clara Rosager (The Rain, Il concorso) as Nadya Wojcik, Dominic’s brilliant new protégé.
The new series is directed by Nick Hurran (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Fortitude, Altered Carbon) and Jan Maria Michelini (I Medici, DOC- Nelle tue mani). Writers include Frank Spotnitz (Leonardo, Medici, The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle), James Dormer(Strike Back, Medici), Caroline Henry (Doctor Who, The Bill) and Naomi Gibney.
Devils Series 2 Synopsis
2016, Brexit is just around the corner and Trump is fiercely striving to be elected President of the United States. It’s been 4 years since Massimo Ruggero successfully thwarted Dominic Morgan’s plan against the Euro and despite paying a high personal price, Massimo has decided to remain CEO of NYL. Increasingly challenged by the board, Massimo has decided to pursue a policy of pro-Chinese acquisitions, bringing in new investors and team members from China. But it is his old mentor Dominic Morgan who reappears and warns him: the new Chinese partners are ready to betray him to wage a silent war between China and the US for the technological control of the data of millions of people. Massimo will have to team up with Dominic if he wants to fight on the right side. Who should Massimo believe? A question that, between social media platforms, Bitcoins and 5G, will take him up to 2020: in the midst of the global pandemic, Massimo will finally have to choose which side to take.
Devils is a Sky Original series produced by Sky Italia, Lux Vide and Big Light Productions in collaboration with Sky Studios, Orange Studios and OCS. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
Devils Series 2 comes to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW this Spring.