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The Billions Showrunners Explain Why They Turned the Tables on Us — Again: Vulture – June 9, 2019

An Interview with Koppelman and Levien

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | June 9, 2019

Photo: JoJo Whilden/SHOWTIME

***This interview contains spoilers from the season four finale of Billions.***

Just as we were getting used to the idea of New York State Attorney General Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti) and hedge-fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) playing nice with each other, Billions responded with, “Eh, not so fast.”

In its season four finale, the Showtime drama recalibrated the positions of several of its main players, most notably by shifting the dubious alliance between Chuck and Axe back into a full-on rivalry. After celebrating a victory over season-long foes Attorney General Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown) and U.S. Attorney Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore), Chuck needs someone new to take down, and he has set his sights back on Axe, who he feels has been pulling the strings of his life for far too long.

The episode “Extreme Sandbox” also saw Axe’s relationship with venture capitalist Rebecca Cantu (Nina Arianda) become collateral damage in his ongoing war with former protégé Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon). Meanwhile, Chuck’s marriage to Axe Capital performance coach Dr. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) is in tatters again, the lowest blow being Axe using his monetary muscle to get Wendy’s medical license reinstated. Both Axe’s and Wendy’s newfound singledom also begs the question as to whether this platonic relationship is about to move into something more romantic.

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Damian and Helen at the Opening Night for English National Ballet’s “Cinderella” – June 6, 2019

Cinderella

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | June 7, 2019

After a quick trip to the US for Showtime’s Emmy “For Your Consideration” event and an appearance on ABC’s LIVE Kelly and Ryan, Damian is back in the UK! He and Helen attended the opening night performance of English National Ballet’s “Cinderella” on June 6, 2019 at Royal Albert Hall.

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From the Trader’s Desk: Parallel Lines, Billions S4 Ep11 – June 7, 2019

Parallel Lines

by Lady Trader I Fan Fun with Damian Lewis I June 7, 2019

Those who try to burn him pay
You don’t do that to Johnny Blade
He’s the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade – Black Sabbath

We’re getting closer to the end folks! This penultimate episode of Billions was the perfect set-up for next week’s finale.

Here at the Trader’s Desk, it’s our day job to see patterns, and we saw several parallels to last season’s E11, Kompenso, so let’s discuss! And in keeping with the parallels, I’ve used the same song to start this post as I did last season’s recap of E11 (just a different verse!). I don’t want to break the pattern! Continue reading From the Trader’s Desk: Parallel Lines, Billions S4 Ep11 – June 7, 2019

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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs from Billions Season 4 Episode 11 – June 5, 2019

MVP Fan Book

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 5, 2019

Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.

In case you missed our previous awards, you can catch up with season four episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven ,and episode eight, episode nine. and episode ten. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.

Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 11, “Lamster.”

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Damian Lewis was the Guest at LIVE Kelly and Ryan – June 4, 2019

Damian Talks Billions and Football

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | June 4, 2019

Damian was the guest at LIVE Kelly and Ryan in New York City and talked about Billions and his weekend in Madrid for the Champions League final.

In case you missed, here are a few clips. ENJOY! Continue reading Damian Lewis was the Guest at LIVE Kelly and Ryan – June 4, 2019

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Billions at Showtime’s “For Your Consideration” – June 4, 2019

Emmy: For Your Consideration

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Last night, Billions took center stage for Showtime’s Emmy consideration panel. “For Your Consideration” is a campaign rally where the goal is to get the story of a show, its actors and showrunners, into the minds and hearts of folks making Emmy nominations. In the crowd of shows, you gotta make yours stand out and cast members Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, and Asia Kate Dillon along with showrunners David Levien and Brian Koppelman did just that in a vibrant conversation with Jake Tapper where they were asked questions about their show and characters.

You can hear the conversation at least for the next few hours on the show’s Instagram. (If you’re like me and need your child to show you how to work instagram stories, some tips to save you the embarrassment: Works only on mobile, click the avatar. The desktop version has some cute stills and gifs from the event but not the live video.) No worries if you don’t get it, that’s what we’re for! Here, I’ll transcribe some of the conversation. Continue reading Billions at Showtime’s “For Your Consideration” – June 4, 2019

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Damian Chats with Adoring Fans in Central Park

Damian Lewis is Surrounded by a Gaggle of Adoring Female Fans as He Soaks Up the Sun in New York City

He is an acclaimed actor known for his starring roles in Homeland and Billions.

And Damian Lewis proved he was still down to earth despite his meteoric success as he happily posed with a gaggle of adoring female fans in New York City‘s Central Park on Monday.

The Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood star, 48, looked delighted as he was approached by a glamorous fan as he soaked up the sun on a park bench.

For the fans: Damian Lewis proved he was still down to earth despite his meteoric success as he happily posed with a gaggle of adoring female fans in NYC's Central Park on Monday

For the fans: Damian Lewis proved he was still down to earth despite his meteoric success as he happily posed with a gaggle of adoring female fans in NYC’s Central Park on Monday

Given the actor’s star status it wasn’t long before a large group of fans gathered, with Damian ever the gentleman as he graciously chatted with the adoring group.

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