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Billions Takes Cynical Look at Corruption on Both Sides of the Law – Jan 13, 2016

‘Billions’ takes cynical look at corruption — on both sides of the law

Vladimir Putin may be one scary ex-KGB agent, but these days, he couldn’t get arrested in Hollywood, so to speak. Russian villains are so last century.

Film and TV have gone through a number of go-to enemies over the years, from the Nazis during in the ’40s, communists in the ’50s, the Soviets in the ’60s and ’70s, and, post-glasnost, Middle Eastern terrorists.

This century, Hollywood’s preferred villains increasingly wear tailored suits, natty ties and sleek wingtips. They don’t kill people, for the most part, but they are merciless with people’s money. In Adam McKay’s superb film “The Big Short,” they were Wall Street bankers. In Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” they were stockbrokers. In the Showtime series “Billions,” they are hedge fund traders. They may be hard to understand when they’re talking shop, but make no mistake: These people are ruthless.

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‘Billions’: Can Showtime’s Big Bet Be TV’s First Wall Street-Based Hit?, Variety, January 13, 2016

‘Billions’: Can Showtime’s Big Bet Be TV’s First Wall Street-Based Hit?

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It took ‘Billions’ to lure Damian Lewis back to TV, The Inquirer, January 13, 2016

It took ‘Billions’ to lure Damian Lewis back to TV

In his new Showtime series, “Billions,” he plays a hedge-fund mogul whose choices move the markets, but Damian Lewis is a bit of a ditherer.

So the decision to return to Showtime, where he’d won an Emmy for playing Marine-turned-terrorist Nicholas Brody in “Homeland” didn’t come easily. Continue reading It took ‘Billions’ to lure Damian Lewis back to TV, The Inquirer, January 13, 2016

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The New Showtime Drama ‘Billions’ Shows Us Two Different Kinds of Power – Jan 13, 2016

The New Showtime Drama ‘Billions’ Shows Us Two Different Kinds of Power

Paths to Power – Wall Street vs. The Justice System

Business Insider – January 13, 2016

“Billions,” the new original drama from SHOWTIME®, stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as two opposing forces in the very different worlds of the Justice System and Wall Street. See the infographic below to find out more about the power that each side brings to the table.

Photo: BI Studios – Sponsored by Showtime®

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Damian Lewis on “Billions” and the meaning of fame, Marketplace, January 12, 2016

Damian Lewis on “Billions” and the meaning of fame