Sky have announced that production of the second series of Sky Original international financial thriller Devils, is under way in Rome.
First look images released today show the two protagonists, played by Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey as they reprise their roles as Massimo Ruggero and Dominic Morgan. Filming for the second series will continue in Rome and London.
Based on the bestseller "The Devils" by Guido Maria Brera (published by Rizzoli) and told through fictional characters and fragments of reality, the series tells the story of the silent but devastating war affecting the Western world over the last decade. An underground war fought with the most powerful of weapons: finance.
Four years have passed since Massimo Ruggero managed to thwart Dominic Morgan's plan against the Euro, but he paid a high price: Sofia’s death. Massimo, now NYL bank’s new CEO, has appointed a group of Chinese investors to the board who are waging a silent war against the United States to rule over the tech sector.
Acquisition after acquisition, Massimo will discover a pattern where the data of millions of people is collected, used and fought over by the two sides. Becoming NYL’s strongest opponent is Massimo's old mentor: Dominic Morgan. Progressively Massimo becomes aware of this silent battle, but it will be in 2020 when the global pandemic hits that this war will come into the light and Massimo will finally have to choose which side to take.
Alongside the two leading actors, Alessandro Borghi playing Massimo Ruggero, who has been appointed CEO of the New York-London Investment Bank at the end of the first season, and Patrick Dempsey as Dominic Morgan, one of the most influential men in the world of finance, there is Malachi Kirby (The Race, Roots), Pia Mechler (Everything Is Wonderful), Paul Chowdhry (Live at the Apollo, Swinging with the Finkels) and Harry Michell (Yesterday, The English Game), playing the Pirates, Massimo Ruggero’s most loyal team of traders, and Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing, Sherlock, House of Cards) as Robert Duval, the founder of Subterranea currently in jail.
Joining the wider international cast for the second series are Li Jun Li (Damages, Minority Report, Wu Assassins) playing Wu Zhi, NYL new head of trading; Joel de la Fuente (Law & Order, The Man in the High Castle) as Li Wei Cheng, Chinese investor member of the board of directors of the NYL; and Clara Rosanger (The rain, Il concorso) as Nadya Wojcik., Dominic’s brilliant new protegee.
The eight episode second series will be directed by Nick Hurran (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Fortitude, Altered Carbon) and Jan Maria Michelini (I Medici, DOC- Nelle tue mani). The writers include Frank Spotnitz, James Dormer, Naomi Gibney and Caroline Henry.
In the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria, the series will launch on Sky Atlantic.