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Titles, Plot Descriptions, Airdates, Photos and Trailers
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 3, 2023
Billions season 7 premiered Friday, August 11, 2023 on the streaming platform Paramount+ with Showtime before making its on-air debut Sunday, August 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Plot descriptions are still pending for some of the episodes and airdates are subject to change. See below and keep checking back for updates throughout the season. View first look photos in our Gallery.
Overall Summary: Alliances are turned on their heads. Old wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world. Season 7 official trailer:
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The Final Season
by Sho_Billions | YouTube | June 27, 2023
Today Showtime/Paramount released the official trailer for Billions season 7! The season synopsis is as follows: Alliances are turned on their heads. Old wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world.
“America, the land of the free, opportunity and self-determination, but you can’t escape your enemies — ’cause I’m back now, and I’m wide awake.” – Bobby Axelrod
He’s back, baby! And he has an axe to grind. Billions season 7 premieres August 11, 2023 on the streaming platform Paramount+ with Showtime before making its on-air debut Sunday, August 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. View first look photos in our Gallery.
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by Justine Browning | Entertainment Weekly | June 26, 2023
Power, wealth, and high-stakes drama are heading toward an epic conclusion as the final season of Billions approaches. EW has your first glimpse at what’s ahead with exclusive images from the upcoming season 7, including the highly anticipated return of Damian Lewis as bad-boy finance bro Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Official trailer drops tomorrow, June 27, 2023.
In one shot, he’s seen taking a nighttime meeting with Mike “Wags” Wagner (David Costabile), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff). Lewis, who departed the series at the end of season 5, will return for six of the final season’s 12 episodes. (Gingersnap note: The nighttime meeting appears to be from filming at Tower of London back on November 4, 2022. View those photos here.) View more first look photos in our Gallery.
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One Last Power Move
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 15, 2023
It was announced today that the critically acclaimed series Billions will make its much-anticipated return for it’s seventh and final season, premiering Friday, August 11, 2023 via streaming platform Paramount+ with Showtime before making its on-air debut Sunday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Showtime. It was previously announced that Damian would return for 6 of the 12 episodes and we’re so looking forward to seeing him as Axe back on our small screens soon!
Season seven synopsis: Alliances are turned on their heads. Old wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world.
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From Billions to Severance: Some of Your Favorite Shows are Already Seeing Significant Delays Due to the WGA Strike
by Grant Rindner | GQ Magazine | May 12, 2023
The ongoing writers strike may seem, at first glance, like a much bigger deal to the writers affected than to the average TV watcher. The longer it goes on, however, the greater the chances that one of your favorite shows could be among those disrupted. That’s how a strike works, after all, meant to show that “business as usual” is impossible without the contributions of the striking workers. Some of television’s biggest shows have already been affected. Since the Writers Guild of America’s strike was officially authorized on May 2, with Severance, Stranger Things, and the latest Game of Thrones spinoff among the shows being halted or otherwise directly impacted.
Issues motivating the strike are complex, but hinge in part on the industry’s move into streaming, and writers’ ensuing demands for contracts that reflect the new television paradigm. As GQ has covered, streaming doesn’t provide the same continuing residuals that have represented a writer’s “gold ring” for decades. The last writers strike took place in 2007, a time before streaming became the dominant method of distribution, and the WGA is also working to get protections related to the nascent use of AI in television writing.
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Hanging with Coach Calipari
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 26. 2023
Photo Credit: John Calipari Instagram
Damian has been all over the streets of New York this week, either with his guitar busking or with his girlfriend Alison Mosshart. But now it’s down to business as he reprises his role as Bobby Axelrod for season 7 of Billions. Damian is seen here with Billions showrunners David Levien and Brian Koppelman at the restaurant Rao’s in East Harlem, with what looks like script pages in hand for episode filming 😉 Damian is definitely sporting that “Axey” hair. Also pictured is Kentucky head men’s basketball coach John Calipari who took to Instagram today to share this photo with the caption “Bumped into my friends David Levien and Brian Koppelman today and they were hanging with Damian Lewis.” View more images in our Gallery here.
We’re looking forward to seeing Axe back on our small screens soon!
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Music and Billions
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 7, 2023
Photo Cred: Damian Lewis
Damian took to Instagram today to reveal he is back in New York by sharing a photo from the Williamsburg neighborhood, Brooklyn borough, before sharing a group photo of cast mates the next day. No doubt he’s in town filming Billions season 7, but not before having a coffee shop chat with a drummer and percussionist out of Brooklyn.
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Billions and Homeland
by Scott Beggs| UPROXX | April 7. 2023
Streaming is a hopscotch game of services where the show you love will probably jump off the platform you pay for before you get a chance to finish it. Such is the horror of modernity. On the bright side, it also means that combining the right streaming services can act like a cheat code for gaining access to a bunch of cool, diverse series.
One of those cheat codes is getting Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on, ensuring you get prestige programming alongside network TV faves. Here are the 25 best shows you can watch when you combine Paramount+ with Showtime, and Damian Lewis stars in two of them:
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by Chance Morgan | Collider | July 16, 2022
We are living in a world of good TV overload. Everywhere you look, there’s a new network or streaming service launching with a slate of quality original programming.
With so much good TV out there, it’s fair that the members of the Television Academy can’t see everything. That being said, there have been some shows in the past few years that the Emmys have overlooked entirely when their quality is so high that they’re practically begging for recognition.
These shows got the short end of the stick:
When you think about what show embodies the Showtime brand in the 2010s, chances are you think of Billions, a thrilling game of cat and mouse set in the world of stocks and finances. It focuses on two men: Bobby Axelrod, a hedge fund manager who is willing to break the law now and again to get the biggest payoff, played by the underrated Damian Lewis, and Chuck Rhoades, a U.S. Attorney in New York City determined to bring Axelrod to justice, even if he has to break a few laws himself, played by the brilliant and iconic character actor Paul Giamatti. Stuck in the middle of these two men’s masculinity measuring contests is Chuck’s wife, Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as a performance coach.
You may not always understand the ins and outs of the action happening in Billions, what with the in-depth discussion of finances at its center, but with engaging and witty characters you can’t help but fall in love with, played by one of the best casts on television, it won’t matter because you’ll be hooked.
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There’s Only One Damian
by Carissa Pavlica | TV Fanatic | March 28, 2022
You may know Kelly AuCoin from his role on Billions, but he’s also going to be playing a detective on Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville. We had a chance to catch up with him by phone to talk about it. And yes, we touch on Billions, too. “…with Billions, I think it’s super fun to watch people misbehave. And what I love about Billions is that people from all over the political spectrum like the show. My lefty friends, a lot of them love it. And my friends who are more on the right love it.”
“I do find it interesting when people on the street talk about why they love the show and my character. I start to realize some people find it aspirational. They think of Dollar Bill as an aspirational character. And I’m like, ‘You know he’s a criminal, right?’ “He’s not a good person, per se, but I think the character…it’s such a well-written show. And I think that the actors play the hell out of their characters. And I think the chemistry between the characters has been so strong and just grown stronger with each season. I think that translates.”
“We have such a fun time. As I’ve said to people many times, the amount of misbehavior exhibited by these characters is an almost inverse proportion to the quality of human beings that they are and the sweetness that they actually exhibit and give back and forth to each other on set and in real life. We’re all friends. We all have a great time. And Stephen Kunken, Ari Spyros, and I, Dollar Bill, are great friends, and we’ll be in each other’s faces and yelling at each other and shoving, and then we’re just giggling afterward. I think that kind of chemistry translates to the screen.
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Billions and Homeland
by Brian Boone | February 16, 2022 | Looper
First hitting the airwaves back in the late 1970s, Showtime is one of the longest-lasting cable channels still kicking. In its many years of existence, the network has helped create the modern idea of prestige television by airing well-made dramas, edgy and sophisticated comedies, and talk shows that upend the form. Unbound by the restrictions of broadcast networks, Showtime is free to elevate television and bring new perspectives and stories to millions of appreciative viewers.
Forever in competition with fellow pay cable outlets like HBO and Starz, as well as streaming upstarts such as Netflix and Hulu, Showtime has held its ground in the still-ongoing “Peak TV” era. Every year, it adds more and more high-quality productions to the TV landscape, from audacious, quirky horror stories to blockbuster crime sagas. Which shows reign supreme? These are the 31 best Showtime series of all time.
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Not Saying It’s Goodbye Forever
by Nina Braca | Uproxx | February 4, 2022
Showtime’s Billions returned for its sixth season last month, but the series was missing some of its familiar faces.
Damian Lewis played Bobby Axelrod, the ambitious hedge fund manager of Axe Capital. Lewis announced he would be departing the series to spend more time with his family in London, where season five of the series was filmed. Lewis’ wife, actress Helen McCroy, died of cancer last spring.