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At Odds Again
by Aurelie Corinthios | People Magazine | February 10, 2020
“People like us must destroy people like him…”
With the return of Billions just three months away, Showtime has dropped an exciting first teaser trailer for season 5.
And in it, we get our first look at new characters played by Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll.
Stoll’s character, business titan Michael Prince, appears to be at odds with Axe (Damian Lewis) as he declares, “When I compete, I’m gonna win.”
And it looks like Axe and Chuck’s (Paul Giamatti) alliance may be on even shakier ground than where we left off, as Axe threateningly reminds him, “I want you to remember that when we weren’t friends, the world was a very uncomfortable place.”
Written By GingersnapComments Off on First Look: Billions Season 5 – Feb 7, 2020
Chuck and Axe: Rivalry Reignited and New Enemies Take Aim
by Derek Lawrence | Entertainment Weekly | February 7, 2020
Billions has made two big acquisitions for season 5.
EW has an exclusive first look at Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards) in the upcoming installment of Showtime’s hit drama. Invest your time in the new teaser here, and the images here.
Series creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien tell EW they’d been trying to enlist the two actors since Billions launched in 2016, but the timing never worked out. Or, as Stoll says with a laugh, “Frankly, I was holding out for something a bit more exciting in terms of the role.” Either way, Koppelman and Levien’s persistence paid off.
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Adapt or Risk Extinction
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | February 7, 2020
The long wait is over. Billions has just dropped the first teaser-trailer for Season 5! ENJOY! View our Gallery here.
In season five of Billions, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney. Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where they must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction. Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Season 5 will premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 9/8c on SHOWTIME.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 17, 2019
To celebrate the start of Billions season five filming, Damian hosted a party at his temporary New York residence for all his co-stars on Saturday, November 16, 2019. We waited to post this news in hopes of photos surfacing throughout the evening into the next day, but nothing so far. We sure hope there were many Dollar Bill shenanigans and Wags words of wisdom. Co-star Stephen Kunken, a self-proclaimed coffee sommelier who plays Compliance Officer Ari Spyros on Billions, did report that spirits were high from all the Michter’s spirits provided. Oh to be a fly on the wall!
The spirits were high because the spirits were yours. @MichtersWhiskey expertly prepared by @LiquorLab. Now who do I have to dance for to get one of those smoking barrel slabs to wow my thanksgiving guests? Cause I mean I’ll do it. I’ll dance. And it won’t be pretty.
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Party Scene at Victorian Castle Resort
by Saba Ali | Poughkeepsie Journal | November 16, 2019
A Showtime series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will be filming in New Paltz next month. And, the production is looking for locals to work as extras. Billions, which is filming its fifth season, will be shooting at New York’s historic spa resort Mohonk Mountain House on December 2-3. The Victorian castle resort is nestled in the Hudson Valley, only 90 miles north of New York City. Surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest, the National Historic Landmark resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.
Billions was looking for an “old-old fashioned, but beautiful hotel” to shoot a party scene, said Hudson Valley Film Commission Director Laurent Rejto. The casting company is seeking background extras to play “wealthy looking people” at a party” he said.
Grant Wilfley Casting is asking New Paltz locals, anyone within 20 miles, to apply. The call is for both SAG-AFTRA and non-union applicants. Extras will be paid and are not required to have previous acting experience.
For those interested, email BILLIONS@gwcnyc.com with your name, union status, phone number and availability for the two set dates.
Billions, which also stars Maggie Siff, Condola Rashad, Toby Leonard Moore and David Costabile, focuses on a U.S. attorney, played by Giamatti, as he pursues a hedge fund tycoon, played by Lewis.