‘Billions’: Can Showtime’s Big Bet Be TV’s First Wall Street-Based Hit?
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The invisible hand of the market — with a little push from CAA — brought those mutual interests together during the past three years to create “Billions.”
The series, which premieres Jan. 17, revolves around the new breed of alpha-male capitalists who thrive by working on the razor’s edge of activist investing, hostile takeovers and incredibly intricate systems of financing and risk management. But these self-made billionaires aren’t working in household-name firms like Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley. They’re running hedge funds that are more often than not located in tony suburbs miles from New York’s traditional financial district.
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