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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.