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Billions: Salvation and Damnation – March 23, 2018

From the Stock Market to the Court House

by Justin Burke | The Australian | March 23, 2018

Source: Showtime

Billions probably deserves the prize for the Best Drama that people are not watching. And that’s a pity. The larger-than-life Wall Street tale is loosely based on the real-life pursuit of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen by the then US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara.

The cast is led by Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis (Homeland). They are joined by a deep bench of talent including Maggie Siff (Mad Men), Malin Akerman (Watchmen) and David Costabile (Breaking Bad) among many others. Season three returns this week on Stan; creator Brian Koppelman recently told Forbes that the show has now been “distilled down to its essence”.

“The third season starts out with opponents Axe (Lewis) and Chuck (Giamatti) each under an enormous amount of pressure,” he said.

“You would think Chuck would start the season on a high note after taking Axe down, but due to political changes, he ironically finds himself under great pressure.”

Koppelman also talked about non-binary-gendered actor Asia Kate Dillon, who plays the role of Taylor Amber Mason.

“We thought it would be a fascinating collision to include a person that is part of a culture that is not normally walking the halls of Axe Capital, and seeing Axe become interested in Taylor on an intellectual level, despite the outer package not being what he’s accustomed to,” he said.

As audiences have come to expect, this season will feature more high-stakes conflict, from the stockmarket to the courthouse.

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