The CW has acquired the television series Devils which stars Patrick Dempsey for fall 2020. The French-Italian show was obtained from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and will air on Wednesday’s at 8 p.m. EST. This has forced a change in the previously set CW schedule. Two Sentence Horror Stories and Dead Pixels have been moved form their slot to accommodate Devils.

Set in London, it follows Alessandro Borgni’s character Massimo Ruggero who is the head of trading at one of the world’s most powerful investment banks, NYL. When Dempsey’s character, Dominic Morgan, gives another employee a promotion, Massimo soon finds himself involved in a murder case and discovers he is the prime suspect. As he tries to clear his name he is forced to choose between sticking with Dominic, who has been a mentor of his, and going against him. As things heat up, NYL is forced to participate in a financial war that takes place across the globe. 

Last year, Dempsey discussed his interest in the show. “Everyone’s making their own projects from France to Italy, they’re no longer just waiting for the American market so I think it’s really important that we start collaborating internationally and use [our] visibility to cross pollinate,” he told Deadline. “It’s an incredible time because there are so many stories to be told, depending on which country you’re from with young filmmakers and writers.” 

Alongside Dempsey and Borgni, Devils also stars Laia Costa, Lars Mikkelsen, Malachi Kirby, Paul Chowdhry, Pia Mechler, Harry Michell and Sallie Harmsen.

Based on the novel I Diavoli by Guido Maria Brera, the series is produced by Sky Italia and Lux Vide as well as Sky Studios, orange Studio and OCS.

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