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Podcast Remote Controlled: Billions Stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Executive Producers Preview Season 2 – Feb 17, 2017

Remote Controlled: ‘Billions’ Stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, EPs Preview Season 2 Showdowns

by Maureen Ryan – Remote Controlled Podcast, Variety – February 17, 2017

Source: Showtime

Welcome to Remote ControlledVariety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan in conversation with “Billions” creators and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, as well as stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Source: Showtime

In the second season of “Billions,” which arrives on Sunday, Chuck Rhoades comes out swinging — in more ways than one, according to Giamatti, who plays the federal prosecutor. 

Partly in reaction to various crises in his life, including his ongoing battle with hedge fund magnate Bobby Axelrod (Lewis), Chuck takes up jiu jitsu early in Season 2.

His training at the gym “becomes metaphorical for him and for the show,” says Giamatti, who notes that Chuck learns from the martial art “that you can win from a position of vulnerability.”

That insight will be important, given that Bobby, a billionaire with a deep-seated grudge against Chuck, “has decided that in order to survive, he’s got to take down Chuck,” Lewis says. “He’s decided this town isn’t big enough for the two of them, so he throws the book at Chuck.”

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Categories American Buffalo Interviews Radio

BBC Radio 4 Front Row Interview

Damian Lewis and director Daniel Evans were on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Thursday to discuss American Buffalo. Click here to listen to the interview on the BBC website (the interview begins at the :49 mark). Click here to download it from the Media section. American Buffalo is at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London until June 27th. Visit the Delfont Mackintosh Theatres website for more ticket information.

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BBC Radio Drama ‘The Prince’ on this Saturday

Damian Lewis will be playing Machiavelli in the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama The Prince that broadcasts this Saturday, May 25th at 2:30pm. The program is an hour long and can be listened to live or afterwards for 7 days on the BBC website. As usual, we’ll try and have a download available at the Media Archive. Update: It’s been added here.

From the BBC Radio 4 page:

Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time.

Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that “Machiavellian” should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.

Reminder: The BBC Radio 4 Drama A Delicate Truth concludes on Friday and episodes 4-8 are currently available to listen to online. Downloads are available at the Media Archive. (I fixed the issue with Episode 4.)