If you haven’t started watching Showmax’s new series Devils then you best get on it as soon as possible. We are halfway through it and are already addicted. Provided we felt it started a bit slow but that was probably down to us having an off day then. On second thought, it’s anything but slow and is in fact intriguing and clever.
Brought to life by Sky Italia, the 10-part finance drama, stars Grey’s Anatomy‘s Patrick Dempsey alongside Alessandro Borghi, the Italian Golden Globe winner, Venice Film Festival award winner and Berlin Film Fest Shooting Star (Suburra). Officially in his first English role, Borghi plays Massimo Ruggero, a charismatic and fearless Italian banker. The series at times reminded us of yet another favorite, Billions, and if you are equally a fan of that then Devils shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for you, in fact you will love it.
In an interview with WorldScreen, Dempsey said, “It was fun just to play a different character, and to go into the relationship, the power struggle and also the level of subtext. We’re saying one thing … but we’re meaning something else.”
Shedding some more light on the series, Borghi’s character Massimo Ruggero comes with a stellar track record on the London trading ﬂoor of investment powerhouse NYL Bank, Massimo is a shoo-in for promotion to vice-CEO. But when Massimo suddenly finds himself under suspicion for murder, it leads him to uncover a vast political game-plan orchestrated by the devils who rule the world’s financial fate. Caught in the middle of a covert, intercontinental war, Massimo must make a stark choice: join them, or bring them down.
Devils is a ruthless tale that cleverly anchors itself in real-life headline stories, from the Argentine crisis and the recessions in Ireland and Greece to the Strauss-Kahn scandal, building from drama to thriller as it paints an ominously topical picture of the power wielded by the world’s top financiers.
In addition to the two gentlemen, the series also features Black Reel nominee Malachi Kirby (Roots, Black Mirror), BAFTA nominee Laia Costa (Victoria), and International Emmy winner Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, The Witcher).
Devils is “a story of power, secrets and deceptions at the center of a financial thriller as taught as a violin string,” says Cinematographe. Wired (It) praised its “international feel”, “magnetic protagonist” and “star power”, saying Devils “has an extraordinary heart – a cold heart that warms up slowly, showing humanity beyond ambition: and this heart is Alessandro Borghi.”
Make time to checkout Devils, Showmax’s new stylish and sophisticated international thriller. Trust us you won’t regret it.