- By Michael Jacobo
- Photo Courtesy of The CW Network
Leave it to television to turn ordinary, mundane, yet omnipresent stories and worlds into engaging episodic narratives you won’t be able to get enough of. Take for example, Devils, an Italian thriller with a very familiar face starring in it. Set in the high-stakes world of banking, trading, and whatnot, Devils (or Diavoli in Italian) shines a light on the gritty underbelly of that world, with consequences going beyond the exclusive circle of financial traders.
An international co-production headed by a team of Italian talent, Devils is set in London during 2011, when a financial crisis rages across Europe. Meanwhile, Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi in his first English-speaking role) is enjoying the millions he’s getting from ripping off the the general population. He’s also on track for promotion, having been mentored by the American, Dominic Morgan (McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey), until a sex scandal throws that out the window, and Dominic betrays. Looking to redeem himself, Massimo ends up unraveling a dark conspiracy that sets an agenda for global events, and must choose between joining or fighting the devils.
Based on the book by Guido Maria Brera, Devils will have its US premiere in October. Ahead of its Italian premiere, the series was renewed for a second season.
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