Devils
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ItalianDiavoli
Genre
Created by
  • Ezio Abbate
  • Guido Maria Brera
  • Elena Bucaccio
  • Daniele Cesarano
  • Barbara Petronio
  • Mario Ruggeri
  • Alessandro Sermoneta
Based onDiavoli
by Guido Maria Brera [it]
Written by
  • Ezio Abbate
  • Elena Bucaccio
  • Guido Maria Brera
  • Chris Lunt
  • Mario Ruggeri
  • Alessandro Sermoneta
  • Michael A. Walker
Directed by
Starring
ComposerJohn Paesano
Country of originItaly
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Luca Bernabei
  • Matilde Bernabei
  • Daniele Passani
  • Nils Hartmann
  • Sonia Rovai
  • Sara Melodia
  • Luisa Cotta Ramosino
  • Nick Hurran
  • Ben Harris
  • Christopher Lunt
  • Michael A. Walker
ProducerLuca Bernabei
Production locations
Production companies
DistributorNBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Release
Original network
Original release17 April 2020 (2020-04-17) –
present (present)

Devils (Italian: Diavoli) is a financial thriller drama television series created by Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera [it], Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, and Ezio Abbate for Lux Vide [it] and Sky Italy. It is based on the 2014 novel of the same title by Guido Maria Brera.[1][2] Devils is a Lux Vide and Sky Italy production in association with Orange Studio and OCS.

The series premiered on 17 April 2020 on Sky Atlantic in Italy. Ahead of its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Plot

London, 2011. Italian trader Massimo Ruggero is the Head of Trading at the New York London Investment Bank (NYL). While the financial crisis is raging in Europe, Massimo is making hundreds of millions for NYL out of speculation.

As his mentor Dominic Morgan, the American CEO of NYL and the nearest to a father that Massimo has ever had, fully supports him, the talented trader seems to be the first choice in the run for vice-CEO. However, when Massimo is involved in a painful scandal that sees his estranged wife playing an escort, Dominic denies him the promotion, choosing the old-school banker Edward Stuart instead.

Massimo is left astounded – his mentor turned his back on him. Convinced that the scandal was a set-up, Massimo is determined to seek the truth but when Edward suddenly dies, Massimo realizes that something bigger is at stake.

With the help of his trading team and a group of hacktivists, Massimo will discover the hidden agenda behind apparently unrelated events, such as the Strauss-Kahn scandal, the Libyan Civil War, and the crisis of the PIIGS.

Facing the devils who pull the strings of the world, Massimo will have to choose whether to fight them or to join them.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11017 April 2020 (2020-04-17)15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)
2822 April 2022 (2022-04-22)13 May 2022 (2022-05-13)

Series 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateItalian viewers [a]
11Episode 1Nick HurranStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
17 April 2020 (2020-04-17)637,000 (o.n.)[6]
22Episode 2Nick HurranStory by : Ben Harris, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio,
Guido Maria Brera, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Ben Harris, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri,
Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
17 April 2020 (2020-04-17)508,000 (o.n.)[6]
33Episode 3Nick HurranStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera,
Tommaso De Lorenzis, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
24 April 2020 (2020-04-24)610,006 (o.n.)[7]
44Episode 4Nick HurranStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera,
Tommaso De Lorenzis, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
24 April 2020 (2020-04-24)537,687 (o.n.)[7]
55Episode 5Nick HurranStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio
1 May 2020 (2020-05-01)440,000 (o.n.)[8]
66Episode 6Jan Maria MicheliniStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri
1 May 2020 (2020-05-01)440,000 (o.n.)[8]
77Episode 7Jan Maria MicheliniStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera,
Peter Jukes, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Peter Jukes
8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)522,086 (o.n.)[9]
88Episode 8Jan Maria MicheliniStory by : Ben Harris, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio,
Guido Maria Brera, Tommaso De Lorenzis, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Ben Harris, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio
8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)478,403 (o.n.)[9]
99Episode 9Jan Maria MicheliniStory by : Ben Harris, Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio,
Guido Maria Brera, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Ben Harris
15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)559,000 (o.n.)[10]
1010Episode 10Jan Maria MicheliniStory by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Elena Bucaccio, Guido Maria Brera,
Tommaso De Lorenzis, Christopher Lunt & Michael A. Walker
Teleplay by : Alessandro Sermoneta, Mario Ruggeri, Guido Maria Brera, Tommaso De Lorenzis
15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)545,000 (o.n.)[10]
  1. ^ Combined viewers of simulcast on Sky Atlantic and Sky Cinema 1.

Series 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111Episode 1Nick HurranFrank Spotnitz & James Dormer22 April 2022 (2022-04-22)
122Episode 2Nick HurranFrank Spotnitz22 April 2022 (2022-04-22)
133Episode 3TBATBA29 April 2022 (2022-04-29)
144Episode 4TBATBA29 April 2022 (2022-04-29)
155Episode 5TBATBA6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)
166Episode 6TBATBA6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)
177Episode 7TBATBA13 May 2022 (2022-05-13)
188Episode 8TBATBA13 May 2022 (2022-05-13)

Distribution

The series premiered on 17 April 2020 on Sky Atlantic in Italy,[11] 18 April 2020 on OCS in France,[12] 16 September 2020 on W Network in Canada,[13] and 7 October 2020 on The CW in the United States.[14][15]

Notes

References

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  2. ^ "Diavoli - Patrick Dempsey e Alessandro Borghi nel cast della serie Sky Italia". 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Innovare per non fermarsi: Sky presenta Diavoli con una conferenza da remoto" (in Italian). 15 April 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ Cartwright, Lexie (18 January 2021). "Patrick Dempsey breaks into political thriller genre with new series Devils". News.com.au — Australia's Leading News Site. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
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  6. ^ a b Stefanelli, Stefania (18 April 2020). "Ascolti TV – Venerdì 17 aprile 2020. Basta il 13.9% a Belle e Sebastien per vincere, Puoi baciare lo Sposo 12.4%". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b Buonocore, Mattia (25 April 2020). "Ascolti TV – Venerdì 24 aprile 2020. Pavarotti vince con il 14.7%, Paperissima si accontenta dell'11.2%. Zoro 6.8%, Quarto Grado 7.1%". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
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  9. ^ a b Buonocore, Mattia (9 May 2020). "Ascolti TV – Venerdì 8 maggio 2020. Floppano i David di Donatello (8.4%). Vince Twilight (9.5%), Scherzi a Parte 9.3%. Bene Quarto Grado (8.6%) e Propaganda Live (7.5%)". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
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  11. ^ White, Peter (17 February 2020). "'Devils': Patrick Dempsey Claims He's Not The "Enemy" In First Trailer For Sky Financial Drama". Deadline Hollywood.
  12. ^ Machart, Renaud (18 April 2020). "" Devils " sur OCS et son vivier de requins de la City" (in French). Le Monde.
  13. ^ Rody, Bree (30 July 2020). "Corus firms up specialty with new fall premiere dates". Media in Canada. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  14. ^ White, Prete (June 3, 2020). "The CW Buys Sky's Patrick Dempsey Drama 'Devils' As Net Tinkers With Summer & Fall Schedule". Deadline Hollywood.
  15. ^ Pedersen, Erik (August 17, 2020). "The CW Fall Sets Premiere Dates For 'Supernatural', 'Swamp Thing', 'Devils' & More". Deadline Hollywood.