Back to Billions
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 27, 2018
Billions is back! The first table read of season four was held Monday, August 27, 2018. According to co-creater Brian Koppelman’s tweet, he and fellow co-creator David Levien, as well as much of the entire cast read aloud the teleplay for episode 401.
Actor Kelly AuCoin who plays “Dollar Bill” Stearn shared a sneak peek with us fans:
And actor David Costabile who plays “Wags” shared a photo of the kind of cake only billionaires would eat by stating:
“You’re damn right we eat cake with money on it on the first day back for Season 4 of Billions, motherfuckers!!!!!!”
Stay tuned as we bring you the latest developments!
A New COO for TM Capital
by Rick Porter | The Hollywood Reporter | August 27, 2018
Taylor Mason Capital is getting some reinforcement in the fourth season of Showtime’s Billions.
Samantha Mathis (The Strain) has joined the series for a season-long arc. She’ll play Sara Hammon, the new COO of Taylor Mason Capital. She’s brought on board by Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to help run the newly formed company and protect it — and Taylor — from Axe’s (Damian Lewis) aggression.
Taylor likely has good reason to be concerned, as the third-season finale saw the character leaving Axe Capital to start a new firm — with a few billion dollars in capital Axe thought was headed his way.
Read the rest of the original article at The Hollywood Reporter
Billions: Integrating Mental Health, Finance, Silicon Valley Industries and Law and Order, with a Little Yonkers-Secret-Recipe-Pizza
by Anna Kornbluh | Los Angeles Review of Books | August 24, 2018
Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis of 2008. Democrats were eight years in power, and their failure to prosecute the corporate criminals behind the crisis surely ranks as their biggest legacy. That failure was the condition of possibility for the anti-elite narrative that inspired the white working class and the white upper class to support a genuinely fascist insurgency before and beyond November 2016. It was also the condition of possibility for Billions.
Across its three seasons on Showtime, Billions explores the aftermath of Lehman’s and Obama’s 2008 peaks, tracking the waning and waxing faculty of elite professionals to steer their careers and helm the most powerful country in the world. The show is built around an extended parallel between outer-borough upstart Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), principal of the wildly fruitful hedge fund Axe Capital, and Manhattan WASP Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), US Attorney for the New York Southern District and hero of a counterfactual recent past in which 81 bankers and traders were successfully prosecuted for their outlaw engineering of toxic asset slides. Rhoades fancies himself a just warrior, fighting against “[these] Teflon corporations that defraud the American people on a grand scale.” As the series opens he levels his gaze at Axe, the Moby-Dick of parkour finance.
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Jet Setting Across the Globe
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 23, 2018
Breaking News: Damian arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, August 22, 2018 to begin prep work for his role as legendary actor Steve McQueen, and shooting for Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Video shows Damian being greeted at LAX. Stay tuned as we report any set photos that may surface.
Source: Hip Hot Hollywood