Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti Explain Why ‘Billions’ Season 2 is More Relevant Than Ever
by Nikolay Nikolov – Mashable – February 20, 2017
When Billions first aired on TV in January 2016, the main takeaway was that in the hunt for power and money, you sometimes have to break a few rules. It was a Machiavellian world set on the stage of a more familiar Wall Street.
But that was way back when that world was just good TV. But fast forward to January 2017, when Donald Trump’s presidency is surrounded with accusations of conflicts of interest at every turn.
Billions plays a zero-sum game between a power-hungry billionaire (Homeland star Damian Lewis) and an ethically questionable U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
We caught up with Giamatti and Lewis to get their take on how they adapted their characters to the seismic shifts in American politics.