When the lead character in a financial thriller looks into the eyes of his main adversary and sees “the terrifying blackness of my own soul reflected in his,” well, who are you going to root for? “Devils,” a 10-part series adapted from the 2014 novel by Guido Maria Brera, has an international cast featuring Patrick Dempsey and a title that suggests forces of darkness arrayed against the forces of light. But there is nary a halo to be found.
Begins Wednesday, 8 p.m., The CW
Instead, this Sky Atlantic series, which is set in 2011—with the shock waves of the 2008 financial crisis still rippling across southern Europe—will have a viewer wondering where the next double cross is coming from. And from whom. Everyone’s a candidate. Our ostensible hero, mostly because he commands so much screen time, is Massimo Ruggero (the charismatic Alessandro Borghi), the head of trading at