Based on the best-selling novel by Italian trader Guido Maria Brera, the anticipated ten-part English-language series will be set in the London office of a major U.S. bank, where the ruthless Head of Trading, Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi) from Italy, has been welcomed and introduced to the world of finance by Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey), the bank’s CEO. When Ruggero ends up involved in an intercontinental financial war rocking Europe, he has to choose whether to ally himself with his mentor or fight him. The book was partly inspired by the financial crisis that swept global markets in 2008. Among the LuxVide series’ strong supporting cast will be Laia Costa (Victoria), Malachi Kirby (Roots), Pia Mechler (Everything Is Wonderful), Paul Chowdhry (Swinging With The Finkels), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny) and Sallie Harmsen (Blade Runner 2049).
Principle photography started in September 2018 in London and Rome. Sky Vision will co-fund and distribute internationally, in partnership with Orange Studio. Directors are Nick Hurran (Sherlock) and Jan Michelini (Don Matteo) with the former also serving as show-runner. The writing team includes Guido Maria Brera, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Chris Lunt, Michael Walker, Ben Harris, Daniele Cesarano, Ezio Abate and Barbara Petronio. The series marks the latest foray into English-language drama for influential Euro broadcaster Sky Italia, which has backed series including Jude Law 'The Young Pope' and upcoming cocaine crime epic ZeroZeroZero as well as Italian-language hit Gomorrah.