by Danni Deibe – The Sun – January 22, 2018
As January draws on we’re faced with the difficulty of sticking to resolutions and the final few days of ‘Dry January.’ Forgoing the pub in favor of staying in, in front of the telly, doesn’t have to be something you dread. In fact, staying in with Sky Atlantic can be even more exciting. Sky Atlantic is THE place for unmissable telly in 2018, and here are 10 reasons why.
Sky Atlantic is the home of some great US TV shows like Big Little Lies, The Affair and the new season of Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.
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by Don Kaye | Den of Geek! | January 20, 2018
Billions has quietly developed a devoted following over the course of its two seasons on Showtime. There’s something to be said for quality, and the increasingly vocal Billions fans has helped with the show’s success.
Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is the kind of guy who can’t lead a “normal” life. But that’s exactly what he’ll have to try to do in Billions Season 3. This season will detail Axe’s struggle to regain his livelihood and his financial empire. Easier said than done.
As reported by Deadline, Brian Koppelman divulged, “By the 3rd episode of this season it’s pretty clear that he’s not going to accept that that’s his modern life. He’s going to work really hard to change that. We just wanted to take a superhero in a way and put them in a box for which it’s hard for them to escape.”
“We had these characters that are super powerful within their worlds,” executive producer David Levien said at the TCA press tour. “It’s fascinating to us to put them in situations where they become vulnerable or less powerful. It’s a changing landscape. The question is how will Axe react?”
Not well, one would assume. Will Axe find a way back? Here’s what Damian says about that:
“People go down on this show but they get back up pretty quick,” Damian Lewis said. “That buoyancy is what makes it so exciting to watch… He has a lieutenant now and they are the avatar of everything that he likes and believes in. He will find a way to come back.”
According to Showtime, Axe and Chuck will also “battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies.”
by Chancellor Agard – Entertainment Weekly – January 19, 2018
Every year, the LGBTQ advocacy organization honors films, TV shows, movies, music, and comic book artists “for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.”
It was announced on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival that Billions has been nominated for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Award in the ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ category. The GLAAD Media Award ceremonies will be in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 and in New York on May 5.
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by Variety Staff – Variety – January 7, 2018
Damian Lewis and Malin Akerman hung around the DJ table at the Showtime Golden Globes Party at the Sunset Tower in Los Angeles, CA Saturday night. We know Damian loves to dance, sing, play piano and anything musically related, and if this photo is any indication, we just may see a DJ Damian in our future. Well, we can speculate.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime CEO David Nevins exclaimed, “Party your asses off!” The cast of Billions did not need to be told twice. Asia Kate Dillon, wearing a Billions T-shirt, danced by the bar. Damian and Malin Akerman carved out a little dance floor to get down to Cheryl Lynn’s “Got to Be Real.”
Showtime CEO David Nevins and Gary Levine, president of programming, were popular throughout the night, and rightfully so, as they celebrated their Golden Globe nominees including William H. Macy, Kyle MacLachlan, Frankie Shaw, and Liev Schreiber. Nevins gave a birthday toast to Julie Chen, who was on hand with husband CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves, who were making the rounds before heading out to a birthday dinner. Also on the scene were the cast of “Billions,” including stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Malin Akerman, as well as Stephen Colbert, Lena Waithe, Paula Malcomson, and Jason Mitchell.