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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVP’s from Billions Season 4 Episode 3 – April 3, 2019

Billions MVP Fanbook

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 3, 2019

Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched badasses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.

In case you missed our previous awards, here is season four episode one and episode two. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.

Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 3, “Chickentown.”

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Damian Scheduled to Appear in Murder Mystery Play – April 2, 2019

Whodunnit: A Theatrical Murder Mystery

by Press Association | Ludlow Advertiser | April 2, 2019

Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, John Bishop and Damian Lewis are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will see a different guest performer step onstage each night with a rehearsed ensemble cast of a scripted murder mystery play, despite not having had any direction prior to their appearance.

The only direction will come via a hidden earpiece to receive instructions as they attempt to solve the crime in real time.

The Evening Standard corroborates stating,

“The actors all appear as the inspector in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and will be sent on stage without a script to join the rest of the cast and identify the killer.”

Described as a “murder mystery spoof” with “one hell of a twist”, the play is set in an isolated manor against the backdrop of a brewing storm.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will be narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench as a different celebrity appears each night.

Others confirmed to be taking part include Gyles Brandreth, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Ronan Keating, Maureen Lipman, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Vine and Meera Syal.

Audiences will only discover which VIP star is performing when they appear onstage.

The stars are donating their time to support a fundraising effort, with money raised going towards the cost of keeping the Park Theatre – a registered charity – open to the public.

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How Billions Costume Designer Picks the Show’s Trademark Outerwear – April 1, 2019

No Billions Quant Is Ever Fully Dressed Without an Axe Cap Fleece Vest

by Hunter Harris | Vulture | April 1, 2019

Photo-Illustration: Maya Robinson/Vulture and Photo by Showtime

The only thing Billions takes more seriously than making and closing deals is how flashily — and intentionally — the Axe Capital quants layer for their sleek windowed office. A fleece vest is the de facto uniform for a certain type of Wall Street worker, and it’s their most important wealth signifier. To hear Billions costume designer Eric Daman tell it: “The Scots have different plaids that their families are associated with. The Irish have fisherman sweaters worn according to their clans. The finance guys have their polar fleece vests with their company logo on it. You would think that these billionaires would be like, I’m not wearing this shitty fleece vest. But they have a pride in it.”

It cannot be overstated that I never, at any point, have a clue what is technically going on in the Billions-verse. Money! Trades! The Southern District of New York! But I do know a lot about gossiping and have spent enough time on New York City-area dating apps to know this to be true: There are few things more important to someone who works on Wall Street (ditto Silicon Valley) than the shapeless, muted-color fleece vests these people wear, the ones with their firm’s logo stitched on one side of the chest, the ones that look deeply and importantly unattractive. So: Here’s absolutely everything you (probably did not, frankly) need to know about how the Billions costume designer picks out all of the show’s trademark outerwear for Axe Capital’s traders.

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Next Time on Billions Season 4 Episode 4 – April 1, 2019

Season 4, Episode 4: “Overton Window”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 1, 2019

On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 4, Axe Capital suffers an attack at a crucial moment. Taylor considers going into business with an unexpected partner. Axe asks for Chuck’s help. Chuck makes a bold move to advance his own career.

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Episode 4 trailers:

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Billions Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Forbes – March 31, 2019

Kelly AuCoin Discusses What Went Down In ‘Chickentown’

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | March 31, 2019

There’s always a lot to unpack in every episode of Showtime’s hit series Billions and the latest, entitled “Chickentown,” is no exception. Let’s just say if you’re eating anything poultry-related, you may want to read this when you’re finished.

Axe And Wags Stop Dollar Bill From Going To the Dark Side:

When Dollar Bill’s (Kelly AuCoin) poultry-play quickly goes south, Axe (Damian Lewis) and Wags (David Costabile) step in to save the day and the food chain.

It all begins when Dollar Bill greets Axe at the office with his own rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” with its famous opening lines: “Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night and they blew up his house too.” If you’re a fan of Billions, you know the music is another member of the ensemble cast and there’s always a direct link to the song choices and the story. In this case, the Springsteen classic about Philadelphia crime family mafia boss Philip Testa, who was taken out by a rival gang in the early 80s, makes reference to the “chicken man” and chickens get top billing in this week’s episode.

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