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HBO Max to drop remaining episodes of Industry Season 1 early!

HBO Max will drop the remaining episodes of Industry Season 1 this Friday.

Fans of HBO’s hit new series Industry won’t have to wait even one more week for a new episode. HBO affiliate HBO Max will debut the remaining five episodes of Industry Season 1 this Friday, November 27.

Following the third episode of Industry, the acclaimed new drama series that follows a group of young grads competing for permanent spots at an international bank in London, HBO will make the rest of the season available on the streaming service. This is the first time HBO has facilitated a mid-season episode drop, but now fans of the series will be able to binge-watch the series during the upcoming Thanksgiving break.

In case you missed the giant news a few days ago, HBO Max will be streaming Wonder Woman 1984 in December. It will be the biggest film to debut on a streaming service, and there’s a good chance HBO will do whatever necessary to get as many subscribers and promotions as they can by then.

Most U.S. subscribers who pay for HBO already have an HBO Max subscription as part of their deal, but this will provide even more incentive for viewers to sign up for it.

Besides streaming on HBO Max, episodes will also be available early via HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Channels.

For those who prefer to watch the show stagnated across weekly airings, the next five episodes of Industry Season 1 will continue airing on their linear release schedule of weekly on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with the final two episodes airing back-to-back on Monday, December 21.

Industry is created and executive produced by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Thus far, we don’t have any scoop on a potential second season, but the buzz and acclaim for the series bode well for a return. I would not be surprised if HBO announced a renewal soon.

Upcoming episodes include:

Season 1, Episode 4: “Sesh”

After a wild birthday celebration with Robert (Harry Lawtey), Yasmin (Marisa Abela), and Greg (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), Harper’s (Myha’la Herrold) workday spirals out of control. As a discrepancy in one of her trades puts her team at risk for major losses, Harper seeks support from a surprising source, while unexpected trouble at a networking event brings Yasmin and Robert closer, and Gus (David Jonsson) further alienates his coworkers.

Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

Season 1, Episode 5: “Learned Behaviour”

As Pierpoint is shaken by a former employee’s scathing exposé, Eric (Ken Leung) goes offsite for the day, prompting an unauthorized Gus (David Jonsson) to cover trades from his desk, while Harper (Myha’la Herrold) maneuvers her way into a meeting with one of Eric’s coveted, disgruntled ex-clients. But when Gus and Harper both cross the line, they risk compromising their futures at the bank. Following Robert’s (Harry Lawtey) successful first business trip, Clement (Derek Riddell) treats him to a special outing, while Yasmin (Marisa Abela) works her connections to land a major client meeting.

Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

Season 1, Episode 6: “Nutcracker”

Sex, drugs, and secrets light up Pierpoint’s annual holiday party, where Maxim’s unexpected arrival aggravates tensions between Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Kenny (Conor MacNeill), and Greg (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard with Robert (Harry Lawtey) and Usman (Amir El-Masry). After confiding in Daria (Freya Mavor), Harper (Myha’la Herrold) is blindsided by a meeting with Sara (Priyanga Burford), the president of the London office.

Written by Kate Verghese, Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Tinge Krishnan.

Season 1, Episode 7: “Pre-Crisis Activity”

With Reduction in Force Day looming, the graduates do whatever it takes to secure final recommendations from their superiors and solidify vital client relationships. At a dinner party hosted by Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Sebastian, resentment and jealousy bubble to the surface, and Harper (Myha’la Herrold) divulges confidential company business.

Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Mary Nighy.

Season 1, Episode 8:  “Reduction in Force” (Season finale)

After a tumultuous few months at Pierpoint, the graduates take vastly different approaches as they stand before senior management to prove they’re worthy of permanent positions. Following an unexpected meeting with a familiar face, Harper (Myha’la Herrold) contends with a decision that could transform the culture of Pierpoint.

Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Ed Lilly.

Are you planning to binge the rest of Industry Season 1 this weekend? What do you think of HBO’s release strategy? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below. 

All five remaining episodes of Industry Season 1 will drop on HBO Max and HBO On Demand this Friday, November 27. The first three episodes are available to stream right now.