(Patrick Dempsey – Grey’s Anatomy, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair) Trim build and an icy gaze, CEO at NYL. Upper-middle class American family, married to Nina, heiress of a noble family. Friend of ministers and government leaders, one of the most powerful men in global finance. Even more unbending after the death of his son John, killed in the Afghanistan war, Dominic recognized Massimo’s talent and groomed him for the financial world. Even though the Italian replaced John in Dominic’s affections, the CEO’s interest in preserving his country’s hegemony will lead him to sacrifice his new son, too. America first.
(Alessandro Borghi – Suburra, On My Skin, Romulus & Remus: The First King, Naples in Veils) Italian, talented Head of Trading at NYL. Self-sufficient, penetrating gaze, quick mind, ruthless: his traders blindly trust his instincts. Son of a poor Italian fisherman, he left Italy and sacrificed even his wife to get where he is, protégé of his CEO, the fatherly Dominic Morgan. But when Dominic betrays him, Massimo starts open warfare against him: determined to find out the truth, he will come to learn that finance is more than just money and that he already has blood on his hands.
Dominic’s wife: a worldly woman, from an aristocratic family, still beautiful. The death of her and Dominic’s son John cast a grim shadow over their once happy marriage, as she blames Dominic for John’s death. She hides a morbid love for Massimo, about whom she feels more than filial affection. Her grief has made Nina a woman capable of the most irrational acts to preserve what is left: as her husband’s enemies threaten to ruin their life, Nina will help Dominic in the most extreme ways, discovering with him once again their love and complicity.
(Laia Costa – Victoria, The Red Band Society, Life Itself) Strongly independent Argentinean girl, with a stubborn idealistic determination to help the lower classes. Grown up an orphan, Sofia’s brother killed himself after he lost his savings due to the Argentinean crisis. Surviving as a street pickpocket, Sofia was found and trained by Duval, becoming an elusive hacker for Subterranea. Sofia seeks vengeance on Dominic, since the NYL caused her brother’s bank to fail; but as she collaborates with Massimo, she gets involved with him, jeopardizing her mission, only to find out in the end that Massimo hides something about her past.
(Malachi Kirby – Black Mirror, Curfew, Roots) A young black English student at LSE, from a poor suburban area. Brilliant and quick mind, skilled at hacking and at reading people’s nonverbal language, Oliver gets a job at NYL after helping Massimo off the books. For the boy, grown up with proletarian values, the bank is an alien world. But as he quickly proves his value and finds his place among Massimo’s traders, Oliver experiences the lure of power and money: when Dominic tries getting him on his side, Oliver is tempted to betray Massimo and his team.
(Harry Michell – Chubby Funny, Drifters, Feather Boy) The first of the Pirates, Massimo’s trusted team, Paul is a pugnacious character, Massimo’s right arm, the one who places the trades, a bull on the markets. Despite his experience, Paul often feels insecure, and he constantly seeks Massimo’s invaluable tips. Given to cocaine parties and one-night stands, his habits will get him in trouble and lead him to betray Massimo and choose Dominic’s side.
(Paul Chowdhry – Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, Swinging with the Finkels) Indian origins, always calm, balanced and impeccably dressed, he works as an analyst for the team. He has mathematical training and a clever mind. Massimo and the others can always count on him and he is very loyal to Massimo. However, his trust in Massimo’s intuition starts teetering when Massimo seems to lose his clarity as he gets more and more involved in his struggle with Dominic.
(Pia Mechler – Everything is beautiful, Invisible Eyes) German, strikingly beautiful, confident and used to getting what she wants from people, she intimidates men. She worked her way to the top all by herself and she does not spare the rookie Oliver her harsh treatment. Among the Pirates, she is the one who deals with outside relations: clients and other departments, with whom no one is supposed to communicate – theoretically. A delicate task, handled with calculated astuteness. No man at the bank can claim to have touched her, but she has a weak spot for Massimo.
(Lars Mikkelsen – House of Cards, The Killing, Sherlock) Indecipherable face, gaunt from years of secrecy, cold eyes, Duval is the leader of Subterranea, a counter-info platform, a financial Wikileaks. A wanted person around the world, Duval lives as a fugitive. Of mysterious origins, a reformed “economic hitman”, who tricked emergent states into becoming indebted to the US, he is very fond of Sofia, whom he raised like a daughter and trained. His anarchist war against the establishment hides (even from Sofia) a secret personal scheme involving crypto-currencies.
(Sallie Harmsen – Blade Runner 2049, Voetbalmaffia, De geheimen van Barslet) A failed artist, bipolar drug-addict, whose friends are wannabe underground artists, she’s Massimo’s wife. In the beginning they were happily married – until Massimo got involved with NYL. Afterwards, their relationship gradually deteriorated, urged on by Dominic, so as not to spoil Massimo’s reputation, and they finally broke up. When she suddenly reappears in Massimo’s life as an escort, causing a scandal and suffering a serious overdose, everything will change forever.
(Lorna Brown – Terminator: Dark Fate, Mowgli, Les Miserables) The police detective in charge of the homicide case at NYL. A brave black woman and an inflexible truth seeker who takes her job as a real opportunity to promote social justice. Warm and empathic with victims, she would do anything to find the truth – even challenge one of the world’s largest banks and confront Massimo Ruggero himself. Suspecting Massimo’s involvement in the homicide, she is initially a bloodhound on his trail, but she will unexpectedly become one of Massimo’s most stalwart allies.