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Frank Grillo to Recur in Billions Season 5 – Dec 16, 2019

New Character “Nico” 

by Denise Petski | Deadline | December 16, 2019

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Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Black and Blue) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Billions, Showtime’s drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere on the network in 2020. Grillo will recur as Nico Tanner, a modern artist.

Created by executive producers/showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, along with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Season 4 of Billions saw former enemies Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals. They include Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (guest star Clancy Brown). David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn also star. Julianna Marguiles and Corey Stoll will guest star in Season 5.

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Roma Maffia and Daniel Breaker To Recur In Season 5 of Billions – Dec 13, 2019

Manhattan District Attorney and Chief of Staff Return

by Denise Petski | Deadline | December 13, 2019

Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck) and Tony nominee Daniel Breaker(Passing Strange) are set for recurring roles in the upcoming fifth season ofBillions, Showtime’s drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere on the network in 2020.

Created by executive producers/showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, along with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Season 4 of Billions saw former enemies Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals. They include Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (guest star Clancy Brown).

David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn also star. Julianna Marguiles and Corey Stoll will guest star in Season 5.

Maffia will play Mary Ann Gramm, the smart and tough Manhattan District Attorney. Breaker is recurring as Scooter Dunbar, the brilliant and locked down Chief of Staff of business titan Michael Prince (Corey Stoll).

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Categories Billions Nomination Satellite Awards

Damian Nominated for Satellite Award – Dec 3, 2019

24th Annual Satellite Awards

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 3, 2019

The International Press Academy (IPA) has announced their nominees for the 24th annual Satellite Awards, celebrating achievements in Film and Television.

Nominees for Actor in a Series Drama/Genre are:

Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Brendan Gleeson, “Mr. Mercedes”
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Damian Lewis, “Billions”
Jonathan Groff, “Mindhunter”
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”

Congratulations Damian for your recognized work as Bobby Axelrod! It’s long overdue.

In addition, Maggie Siff has been nominated for Actress in a Series Drama/Genre for her role as Wendy Rhoades in Billions.

Date of the ceremony is yet to be announced, but estimated as February, 2020. Keep checking back here for more details. For a complete list of nominees, please visit the International Press Academy

Categories Billions Personal and Family Life

Damian Hosted a Billions Party – Nov 17, 2019

Cheers Mate

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 17, 2019

To celebrate the start of Billions season five filming, Damian hosted a party at his temporary New York residence for all his co-stars on Saturday, November 16, 2019. We waited to post this news in hopes of photos surfacing throughout the evening into the next day, but nothing so far. We sure hope there were many Dollar Bill shenanigans and Wags words of wisdom. Co-star Stephen Kunken, a self-proclaimed coffee sommelier who plays Compliance Officer Ari Spyros on Billions, did report that spirits were high from all the Michter’s spirits provided. Oh to be a fly on the wall!

 

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Billions Filming in New Paltz and Looking for Extras – Nov 16, 2019

Party Scene at Victorian Castle Resort

by Saba Ali | Poughkeepsie Journal | November 16, 2019

A Showtime series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will be filming in New Paltz next month. And, the production is looking for locals to work as extras. Billions, which is filming its fifth season, will be shooting at New York’s historic spa resort Mohonk Mountain House on December 2-3. The Victorian castle resort is nestled in the Hudson Valley, only 90 miles north of New York City. Surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest, the National Historic Landmark resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.

Billions was looking for an “old-old fashioned, but beautiful hotel” to shoot a party scene, said Hudson Valley Film Commission Director Laurent Rejto.  The casting company is seeking background extras to play “wealthy looking people” at a party” he said.

Grant Wilfley Casting is asking New Paltz locals, anyone within 20 miles, to apply. The call is for both SAG-AFTRA and non-union applicants. Extras will be paid and are not required to have previous acting experience.

For those interested, email BILLIONS@gwcnyc.com with your name, union status, phone number and availability for the two set dates.

Billions, which also stars Maggie Siff, Condola Rashad, Toby Leonard Moore and David Costabile, focuses on a U.S. attorney, played by Giamatti, as he pursues a hedge fund tycoon, played by Lewis.

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