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Damian’s Q&A Interview on Billions Season 5 – April 30, 2020

The Wall Street Avengers

by Maria Estevez | amNY News | April 30, 2020

May 3 will see the release of the fifth season of ‘Billions’, a drama series that follows a legal battle of the U.S. Attorney against a self-made millionaire in New York, played by the English actor. Metro chatted with the 49-year-old to learn more.

Money, power, inequality… humanity has been consumed by the class struggle throughout history, and if ‘Game of Thrones’ showed that fight in an imaginary scene, ‘Billions’ does it as a fable about wealth and power in modern life.

English actor Damian Lewis brings to life Bobby Axelrod, a business titan who can jump out of a plane with his friends before a Metallica concert, pick his children up from school or have an enemy killed without any problem. On the other side of the law, we see a prosecutor Chuck Rhoades Jr., played by Paul Giamatti, heir to the old money that is settling at the prestigious Yale Club, where he will meet Catherine Brant, a successful writer (Julianna Margulies).

When Showtime renewed ‘Billions’ for its fifth season, it came as no surprise. According to the audience reports, the series averages 4.5 million viewers per episode in just the U.S. New episodes will see the alliance between Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) being terminated. Both will return to their corners of the ring to continue the fight they started in the beginning.

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Billions Co-Creators Discuss Season 5 with Yahoo! Finance – April 30, 2020

Coronavirus: What Would Bobby Axelrod Do? 

by Staff | Yahoo! Finance | April 30, 2020

Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the premiere of the new Billions season this Sunday in this highlight from Yahoo! Finance:

 

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Showtime’s Billions Is Back With More Financial Schemes Than Ever – April 29, 2020

Ayahuasca and Cryptocurrency are Just Two New Investment Gambits for Axe Capital in Season 5

by John Jurgensen | Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2020

The new season of the Showtime hit “Billions” opens far from the show’s New York City nucleus of money and power. In a hut in the wilderness, two familiar characters are blitzed on the psychedelic potion ayahuasca.

“It’s almost too much…too much goodness in the world,” says the one known as Wags (David Costabile), the lieutenant of multibillionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The beatific glow doesn’t last. But their ayahuasca trip leads to one of the many financial schemes that play into the fifth season of the TV series which premieres Sunday night on Showtime.

The angles pursued by Axelrod’s hedge fund, Axe Capital, range from cryptocurrency mining to cornering an economic opportunity zone. These subplots mirror a trend among real-life hedge funds of moving into alternative markets from their traditional base in stocks, says series co-creator and executive producer David Levien. “Because we were looking through that window,” he adds, “it opened up the show to lots of different businesses that weren’t just equity, as the show had been in the past.”

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WWE’s Becky Lynch to Make Cameo on Season 5 Premiere of Billions – April 29, 2020

It’s a Total SmackDown

by Adam Wells | Bleacher Report | April 29, 2020

The WWE Universe will get even more Becky Lynch on their television screens this weekend when The Man appears on Billions. As announced on The Bump, Lynch will make a cameo on the season five premiere of the Showtime series on Sunday.

Brian Koppelman, who co-created the show and serves as an executive producer, wore a Lynch shirt and gave her a standing invitation to appear on the show during a watch party event in April 2019.

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Showtime and Concepts Launch Streetwear and Sneakers Capsule – April 28, 2020

Billions Apparel Collaboration 

by Obi Anyanwu | WWD | April 28, 2020

The Boston-based boutique and Showtime Networks are launching on May 1 a capsule collection for the drama series “Billions,” to coincide with the May 3 premiere of the show’s fifth season.

The apparel capsule, which is the first collaboration between the two, is comprised of black and gray T-shirts and hoodies featuring scenes from past episodes, and phrases “anyone can be bought” and “what drives you doesn’t understand enough” on the back. The collection will be available exclusively on the Concepts web site for $35 to $100 and will continue through the summer with a footwear release.

The boutique’s management has been a fan of the show since its beginning, which fueled the capsule, but the team drew inspiration from the show, nostalgia, luxury and New York City for the collection’s design. “Honestly, we would have been involved since the beginning if we could, but the timing couldn’t be better than now,” said Deon Point, creative director of Concepts.

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