Big Light Productions (Leonardo, The Man in the High Castle) has signed on to co-produce the second season of the thriller Devils, which stars Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra: Blood on Rome).
Big Light CEO Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Medici, Hunted) and Creative Director Emily Feller (Medici, Last Tango in Halifax) will serve as executive producers on the second season. Spotnitz, who acted as consulting producer on the first season, will also serve as lead writer alongside James Dormer (Strike Back, Medici), Naomi Gibney and Caroline Henry.
Big Light joins Sky Italia and Lux Vide in collaboration with Sky Studios, Orange Studio and OCS.
Season one, which aired on Sky Atlantic in the U.K., has sold in more than 160 territories globally and is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
Spotnitz commented: “Devils provides startling and often disturbing insights into the hidden role finance plays in so many real-world events. Getting my head inside these characters has truly made me look at the world around me with different eyes. I’m excited to join this amazing ensemble and to share the powerful story we’ve developed this season with audiences.”
Feller added: “We have been lucky to work with some fabulous new writers in our team. Working remotely didn’t stop the creativity and I am really pleased with the new stories and characters we have brought to the show. Nick Hurran along with Jan Micellini have brought back their experience from series one to create a truly fantastic and rich looking second series.”
Luca Bernabei, producer and Lux Vide CEO, commented: “Investing in security measures and protocols, we started to shoot when Italy was entering the red zone in order not to waste precious time: this story must go on air nowadays because we strongly believe that it can give people responses in this time of social and political turmoil and complicated geopolitical balances. Writing Devils season two we started to think about the Sino-American issue when it still wasn’t in the spotlight; we show what can link Brexit, electric cars, a social network and 5G. Or what Cambridge Analytica and 2020 pandemic have in common, up to narrating the Reddit-GameStop event’s revolutionary reach. They seem a lot of different, unconnected events happened in several years, but Devils season two will show how in truth they are consistently connected in a disturbing and absurdly very simple way. I can’t wait for everyone to watch it.”