I clearly need to get out more, because the release of Devils somehow totally eluded me.
The new 10-part series, streaming now on Showmax, is based on the best-selling novel by Italian trader Guido Maria Brera.
Billed as a thriller (who doesn’t like those?), the series is fast-paced and stars McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy.
Patrick Dempsey will never live that down.
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The ruthless series anchors itself in real-life headline stories that touch on the Argentine crisis and the recessions in Ireland and Greece, as well as the Strauss-Kahn scandal.
While not everyone is interested in stock markets and financial storylines, Devils masterfully swishes from drama to thriller as it paints an ominously topical picture of the power wielded by the world’s top financiers.
The release, which coincided with the pandemic and its effect on global economies, also gives the show extra resonance.
The brilliant scripting, production and timing of Devils should not take away from the perfectly cast actors: Patrick Dempsey (as bank CEO Dominic Morgan) and Suburra’s Alessandro Borghi (as ruthless head of trading Massimo Ruggero).
In an interview with WorldScreen, Dempsey alluded to previous financial crises and the relevance of the series in our current times by saying: “We’re still paying the price of [those] financial crises, and we’re going into another one right now.”
Take in the trailer:
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