Categories A Spy Among Friends Announcement In Development/ Pre-Production Print Media

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce Lead Cold War Limited Series ‘A Spy Among Friends’

A Ginger Biscuit Entertainment Production

by Peter White | Deadline | October 6, 2021

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce are to lead the line of limited drama series A Spy Among Friends. Spectrum Originals and BritBox UK have ordered the adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s book to series. It comes over a year after Deadline first revealed the project, which then had Dominic West poised to star alongside Lewis.

It marks Lewis’ first gig since he exited Showtime’s Billions.

The series has started production in London this week and will also shoot in Romania. It will air in the U.S. via Spectrum’s On Demand platform and in the UK via streamer BritBox, a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, in the fall of 2022.

“I’m excited to be producing and starring in A Spy Among Friends. These fabulous scripts by Alex Cary take an up-close look at friendship – a friendship that was blinded by love, class, and membership to the right clubs, and ended in betrayal and the deaths of thousands,” said Lewis. “It’s been a fantastic creative process developing ‘Spy’ and now I can’t wait to start filming with Guy and all the other brilliant actors who’ve happily agreed to join us.”

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Categories Announcement Billions

Billions Season 5 Returns This Fall

Showtime Sets Season 5 Fall Premiere For Drama

by Alexandra Del Rosario  | Deadline  | June 10, 2021

Showtime’s Billions will return for its fifth season this fall.

The Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti-fronted legal drama will return Sunday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with five new episodes.

In the second half of season five, the presence of powerful billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Alliances form, get ripped apart and form anew, and everyone from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Wendy (Maggie Siff) gets roped into the conflict, which comes very close to destroying all they hold dear. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Jeanane Garafolo will guest star as Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.

Billions, even before its fifth season launches on Showtime, has been renewed for season six. The sixth season is set to premiere early next year.

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Categories Announcement Helen Personal and Family Life Tributes

Helen McCrory Has Passed Away at the Age of 52 – April 16, 2021

Go Now, Little One

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 16, 2021

We are so shocked and saddened by the terrible news that Helen has passed away. We have Damian, Manon and Gulliver in our thoughts and hope they will find peace in the beautiful memories they created together. Helen was a beautiful soul, a brilliant actress, and a kick-ass woman. Please visit the Helen-McCrory.com Tribute Page to see all the memories people are sharing about her. If you would like leave your own heartfelt comments and condolences, please visit the Tribute Post here.

If you wish to make a donation, the McCrory-Lewis family has asked that donations be made to the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation here.

Categories Announcement Billions In Development/ Pre-Production

First Photo of Damian With Billions S5 Crew – March 2, 2021

Axe Cappers

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 2, 2021

First glimpse of Damian and Asia Kate Dillon (who plays Taylor Mason) hanging out together as they prepare filming the remaining five episodes of Billions season 5.

Categories Announcement Billions In Development/ Pre-Production

Billions Back Filming in March – Feb 21, 2021

Filming Rest of Season 5 and Season 6

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 21, 2021

It’s official. Billions will be back to filming next month, March 2021. We have some insider information straight from Dollar Bill! Kelly AuCoin, who plays Dollar Bill Stearn confirmed this in the below tweet. Other social media postings for casting notices indicate shooting dates of March-November for the remaining episodes of season 5 and also season 6.

Then on 2/24/21 Daniel K. Isaac, who plays Ben Kim on the show, tweeted this:

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