Too Big To Fail: You’re Going to Love to Hate Homeland’s Damian Lewis in His New Showtime Series
by Joanna Robinson – Vanity Fair – August 11, 2015
No matter how bad things got with Congressman Nicholas Brody on Homeland, there was a part of us that was always supposed to love him a little. Sure, he was a terrorist, but such a gosh darn likable one! Well all that likability is out the window for actor Damian Lewis in his new home on Showtime.
Billions—which co-stars Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, and Maggie Siff—is about the privileged class enjoying their privileges and the one man struggling to take them down. From New York Times financial columnist and Too Big to Fail author Andrew Ross Sorkin,Billions promises to scratch that Wolf of Wall Street itch you didn’t realize was bugging you.
The drama flips some of your preconceived notions about class warfare, with Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades as a blueblood, well-connected “good guy” and Lewis’s blue-collar billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod as the kind of villain you’ll probably love to hate. And was that a kinky, S&M Giamatti sex scene in the trailer? Oh my. Billions will premiere on Sunday, January 17, just after the Season 6 premiere of Shameless.
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