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by Daniela Gama | Collider | April 10, 2023
Whether you binge-watch it or take it easy by watching an episode a day, cuddling up with a television series is one of the best ways to spend time and keep boredom at bay. Luckily for us viewers, tons of streaming services provide audiences with great watches. While some turn out to be really entertaining, offering viewers thought-provoking and entertaining narratives, others fall short of expectations.
Less often than we’d like, a TV show lives up to its true potential throughout its entire running time; a great series can indeed count on a very promising premise but end up disappointing viewers when it comes to its execution. From Dead Like Me to Heroes, Reddit analyzes which TV shows could’ve been better if only they went in another direction.
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Filming Rest of Season 5 and Season 6 At Same Time Was Tricky
by Meaghan Darwish | TV Insider | August 24, 2021
David Costabile continues to entertain with his role as hedonistic henchman Mike “Wags” Wagner in Showtime’s Billions which resumes its fifth season beginning Sunday, September 5.
After more than a year off-air, it’s a welcome return for sure as fans were left on a cliffhanger following Todd Krakow’s (Danny Strong) ousting as secretary, leaving Axe (Damian Lewis) and Wags’ future plans in the lurch. “Well, I can’t really tease anything, other than nothing,” Costabile jokes, before teasing,”I can say [that it’s] very distinctly possible that we would continue down this particular perilous path.”
It’s also been one bumpy ride getting back to filming, as Costabile recalls a roughly year-long gap between filming Season 5 episodes. “We finished last March 12th, and we were on the eighth episode of the fifth season at the time,” he details. “We had done about half of it. And we came back at the beginning of March this year and started again.”
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Showtime’s TCA Session
by Alexandra Del Rosario | Deadline | August 24, 2021
After more than a year, Billions will return for the second half of its fifth season without skipping a beat, Showtime boss Gary Levine shared during the premium network’s TCA session on Tuesday.
The drama, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will return for the second half of Season 5 on September 5, with Season 6 following shortly in January. Levine said that despite the year-long break, audiences can jump right back in – the same way actors did amid the Covid-19 pandmeic.
“We did make a few adjustments in shooting the last five episodes post-pandemic to allow for shooting in a pandemic,” he said. “Story-wise, we stayed true to the original plan. Having seen those five episodes they come back just shot out of a cannon and you are immediately thrown back into the story — no need to review the earlier episodes.”
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The Game’s Not Over
by Sho Billions | YouTube | July 29, 2021
The game’s not over: Billions is back with all-new episodes, only on SHOWTIME®. Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhodes have been unscrupulous adversaries and underhanded allies, but nothing has prepared them for the ruthless machinations of billionaire Mike Prince, who’ll use everything – and everyone – at his disposal to come out on top. As alliances get ripped apart and new enemies rise, everyone gets roped into the conflict and consequences be damned. Billions , starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, returns September 5, Sundays at 9 PM – only on SHOWTIME®.
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I Believe In Myself
by Derek Lawrence| Entertainment Weekly | July 15, 2021
Billions is back! The Axe and Prince showdown continues in first look at long-awaited return. Get ready for the war to continue on Billions.
It’s been over a year since season 5 of the hit Showtime series was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the remaining five episodes are set to premiere Sept. 5, and EW has your exclusive first look at the return.
The initial seven installments introduced Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Michael Prince, a billionaire who looks at this world through the perspective of an impact investor, and, more importantly, an immediate rival to Axe (Damian Lewis). And the two titans of industry pick right back up where they left off in the clip below.
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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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Billions, Season 1-5 Streaming
by Allison Picurro | TV Guide | May 27, 2021
The joke that “there’s more to Amazon than just free 2-day shipping” has been made too many times to still be funny at this point, but it’s actually true! The streaming service has a whole library of TV shows and movies to check out, and the offerings go beyond the ones you might already know about.
In order to keep the list as relevant as possible, we’re stressing the best recent releases, Amazon Prime Video originals, and critics’ favorites. But we’re also putting our own personal spin on the list, with underrated gems we’ve been recommending to our friends, ageless classics, and important selections that highlight diverse voices.
For fans of: Capitalism, but make it camp; pissing contests Number of seasons: 5 (renewed for Season 6, date TBD)
Showtime’s financial soap is part prestige drama and part grown-up frat party, following the reckless assholes of a Wall Street hedge fund as they accumulate wealth and eat sushi off naked women. That grotesquery is off-putting at first, but it soon becomes the reason to watch as the toxic masculinity sirens become music to your ears. And if you enjoy acting, Damian Lewis playing the hedge fund CEO and Paul Giamatti as the government lawyer trying to take him down will please. –Tim Surette[Trailer]
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Winslow: Hip Owner of Legal Cannabis Corp
by Denise Petski | Deadline | May 5, 2021
Emmy nominee Janeane Garofalo (The Larry Sanders Show) is joining the fifth season of Showtime’s hit drama series Billions in a recurring role. The first seven episodes of Season 5 aired from May to June 2020 and the series will return to complete its fifth season later this year.
In season five, Damian Lewis’ Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney, played by Roma Maffia. Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon, is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades, played by Maggie Siff, reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe.
Garofalo will play Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.