by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 25, 2018
Billions season three has been released today on DVD! Available at Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Best Buy or your local store. Overview: This drama reveals the lives and machinations of powerful players in high finance. Set in New York, a wealthy hedge fund manager uses all of his cunning to engineer profitable trades. Such ambition naturally leads to corruption, and a U.S. attorney pursues a case against the manager. Unexpected tips and revealed secrets swing their fortunes back and forth. These two strong personalities drive the action in each episode as the love of money crosses legal boundaries.
Back to Billions
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 27, 2018
Billions is back! The first table read of season four was held Monday, August 27, 2018. According to co-creater Brian Koppelman’s tweet, he and fellow co-creator David Levien, as well as much of the entire cast read aloud the teleplay for episode 401.
Actor Kelly AuCoin who plays “Dollar Bill” Stearn shared a sneak peek with us fans:
And actor David Costabile who plays “Wags” shared a photo of the kind of cake only billionaires would eat by stating:
“You’re damn right we eat cake with money on it on the first day back for Season 4 of Billions, motherfuckers!!!!!!”
Stay tuned as we bring you the latest developments!
Billions: Integrating Mental Health, Finance, Silicon Valley Industries and Law and Order, with a Little Yonkers-Secret-Recipe-Pizza
by Anna Kornbluh | Los Angeles Review of Books | August 24, 2018
Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis of 2008. Democrats were eight years in power, and their failure to prosecute the corporate criminals behind the crisis surely ranks as their biggest legacy. That failure was the condition of possibility for the anti-elite narrative that inspired the white working class and the white upper class to support a genuinely fascist insurgency before and beyond November 2016. It was also the condition of possibility for Billions.
Across its three seasons on Showtime, Billions explores the aftermath of Lehman’s and Obama’s 2008 peaks, tracking the waning and waxing faculty of elite professionals to steer their careers and helm the most powerful country in the world. The show is built around an extended parallel between outer-borough upstart Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), principal of the wildly fruitful hedge fund Axe Capital, and Manhattan WASP Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), US Attorney for the New York Southern District and hero of a counterfactual recent past in which 81 bankers and traders were successfully prosecuted for their outlaw engineering of toxic asset slides. Rhoades fancies himself a just warrior, fighting against “[these] Teflon corporations that defraud the American people on a grand scale.” As the series opens he levels his gaze at Axe, the Moby-Dick of parkour finance.
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Billions Just Got Richer…Or In This Case, Cheaper?
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 15, 2018
Kelly AuCoin, who plays Dollar Bill Stearn in Showtime’s Billions, has been promoted to a series regular for season four. It seems both the executives and writers are not uncertain about this latest development and when Damian heard the news, he tweeted:
AuCoin’s ‘Dollar’ Bill Stearn is a loyal Axe Capital employee who likes to play fast and loose with SEC regulations, has two families (and subsequently two minivans), owns a dry cleaning business on the side and supports up-and-coming baseball players so he can gain back his returns when they make it to the big league. You can read more about Dollar Bill Stearn, the cheapest man in America, here.
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 3, 2018
You can now pre-order Billions season 3 and all season 3 episodes will be available for streaming on iTunes 8/13/18.
Synopsis: The war between hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod and ruthless U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades has gone nuclear and the fallout could be devastating. They’ve crossed too many lines, broken too many laws and ruined too many lives. Now, for both men – and everyone around them – self-preservation is the name of the game. With everything on the line, they’ll do anything to save themselves. But when loyalty is bought and sold, who can you trust?