Behind the Scenes Filming Location
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 13, 2020
The Showtime series Billions has returned to Westchester County for filming. Today, the production filmed at Yonkers City Hall, 40 S. Broadway. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano tweeted how great it was to catch a picture with Damian and fellow castmate Condola Rashad.
The series has been seen filming continuously in Yonkers which is fitting considering Damian Lewis’ character (Bobby Axelrod) grew up in the city. Scenes for prior seasons have also been filmed at Empire City Casino and Glenwood power station. In years past the show has also been seen filming at Rye Playland, in Orangeburg and White Plains.
Billions Season 5 Episode Titles and Plot Synopses
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 11, 2020
Billions season 5 will premiere Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:00 Eastern/8:00 Central time. According to IMDB, season five has tentative titles for seven episodes. Plot descriptions are still pending and airdates are subject to change. We will update this post as information is released.
S5E1: The New Decas
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 3, 2020
S5E2: The Chris Rock Test
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 10, 2020
S5E3: Beg, Bribe, Bully
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 17, 2020
S5E4: Opportunity Zone
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 24, 2020
Possible reference: Trump’s Federal program that allows investment in distressed communities for the creation of opportunity fund accounts, which allow investors to put money into businesses and real estate in the zones in exchange for an exemption from IRS capital gains taxes. Episode four was filmed at Yonkers City Hall, here.
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Outstanding Drama Series, 2019
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 8, 2020
Billions has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series GLAAD award. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies, which fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance, will be held in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
For a complete list of nominees, visit GLAAD here
Both Billions and Homeland Make the List
by Staff | Los Angeles Times | January 1, 2020
Television … now more than ever: To paraphrase the satirical film studio slogan of Robert Altman’s “The Player,” TV’s dominant mode these days is the avalanche, the deluge, the endless binge. But even amid the clutter of 500-some scripted and countless unscripted series, there’s plenty to be excited about, including originals from nascent (or still-to-be-launched) platforms like Apple TV+, HBO Max and Quibi. Let the Times TV team help you plan your viewing schedule with this list of our 20 most anticipated new and returning shows of 2020.
The searing drama about the high-stakes battle between federal government watchdog Charles Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and cocky billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) incorporated a clever twist in its fourth season when Axe became consumed with destroying his former protégé, Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillion), who left him to form their own hedge fund firm. In a complicated scheme, Axe blackmailed Taylor and wiped them out, forcing them to return to Axe’s firm. Though Taylor is chastened, they vow to work from within to take down Axe and Rhoades, setting up another lethal war. Upping the ante are Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) and Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”), who join the cast. (Showtime, TBA) —Greg Braxton
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Major Cast Additions In Upcoming Season, Plot Details, And Release Date
by Divya Tiwari | TV Season Spoilers | December 31, 2019
The said unsaid battles would continue in upcoming Billions Season 5. Fans of the show are anticipating a lot from the next run of Showtime drama. In May 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season, when the fourth season of Billions was still airing.
Billions is a thriller drama series of Showtime, created by Brian Kopelman, David Levine, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The series is loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Largely, Billions received quite positive reviews from the critics and the audience. Not just this, the show also got nominated for several awards, including Satellite Awards, Golden Nymph Awards, Critic’s Choice Television Awards, and more.
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