On the Set of Billions
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 21, 2017
Looks like Lenny’s Clam Bar provided craft services for the cast and crew of Billions, serving up a nice cold raw bar! Damian and his co-star David Costabile, who plays Wags on the show, are hamming it up behind the custom Billions ice sculpture.
‘Billions’: One of the Best TV Musical Moments of 2017 – Dec 20, 2017
by Sean T. Collins – Vulture – December 20, 2017
After the death of David Bowie, every showrunner and music supervisor worth their salt crammed the Thin White Duke’s music into their series. Death is the cheapest heat there is, dramatically speaking, and even a shoddy use of a late, beloved artist’s music can invest the scene it accompanies with emotional power for the audience. In the case of the climax of “Golden Frog Time,” the pivotal episode of Billions’ stellar second season, something like the reverse is true. Showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien and music supervisor Jim Black capped off the series-best hour with Tom Petty’s exuberant celebration of underdog victory months before the singer’s death, unwittingly providing him with a fitting tribute far in advance.
“Even the Losers” is sprinkled throughout the episode’s introductory section, a complex web of flashbacks and time jumps in which billionaire investor Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) plots to destroy the IPO of a juice company funded in part by his nemesis, crusading New York attorney general Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
Continue reading ‘Billions’: One of the Best TV Musical Moments of 2017 – Dec 20, 2017
Auction: Visit the Set of ‘Billions’ and Have Lunch with the Creators
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 11, 2017
Source: IfOnly & Showtime
Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the critically-acclaimed Showtime television series as you visit the set of Billions.
IfOnly has arranged for members to get an early sneak peek of the highly-anticipated upcoming season. IfOnly is a marketplace for incredible experiences backed by American Express, Sotheby’s, Conde Nast, Khosla Ventures, NEA and other top tier investment partners. They deliver unique experiences and gifts in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles across many categories, such as, food, sports, music and local activities.
The third season of Billions will bring even more power struggles and suspenseful episodes, as the audience continues following the high-stakes antics of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (played by Paul Giamatti) and billionaire hedge-funder Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (played by Damian Lewis).
Proceeds will benefit the ACLU of Southern California. Extraordinary experiences for a good cause!
- Set visit for 2 people in New York
- Meet & Greet and photo opporuntiy with co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien
- On-set 1 hour lunch with the co-creators
- January/February 2018 timeframe
- Background check required
- Travel accommodations not included
Please visit IfOnly’s auction website and start your bidding! Who knows, when you visit the set you might bump into a familiar face. WORTH IT!
‘Billions’ Makes the Best TV Box Set List for Christmas
by James Jackson – The Times – December 8, 2017
Billions gets four out of five stars and is hand picked for one of the best television box sets of the year on the “Gift Guide: The Best TV Box Sets for Christmas.” Only five made the list. Billions joins the likes of Blue Planet II, Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC, The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Victoria Series 1 and 2.
The Times writes, “For the alpha male in your life, this US drama (shown in Britain on Sky Atlantic) is a high-wire gift: it’s a high-finance romp that he will find wildly addictive; just hope that it doesn’t encourage his worse instincts. Depicting the strategic, but hate-fueled game of chess between a crooked billionaire hedge-fund boss played by Damian Lewis and the District Attorney on his case played by Paul Giamatti, it looks sleekly wonderful, leads you in unexpected directions and has much pumped-up macho dialogue. It’s great, power-mad fun.”
£8.99 season one and £19.99 season two
Read the rest of the original article at The Times