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What’s the Scoop for Billions Season Three
by David Bjorkgren, Editor | Hellenic News | February 28, 2018
Zina Wilde was born in London, England where she lived until age 4. Her parents, raised in Thessaloniki, Greece returned there for Wilde’s childhood and early teen years. She came to the United States in 1998 to pursue her acting studies and a performing arts career.
These days, Wilde is busy playing the part of Helena on Showtime’s “Billions.” The show is about power politics in the world of high finance. Helena is the secretary for an ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis. On Feb. 20, Wilde was filming Episode 11 of the show’s third season, which will start airing March 25. “You can see a lot of me on that season, more than in the second season,” she says. “It’s a very small role, but I’m there a lot because I play Damian’s secretary so whenever he’s around I’m always around.”
She’s happy to play a small part in the show’s success. “My co-workers are amazing,” she says. “Going to work with these people is an incredible gift.” This season, one of her acting idols, John Malkovich, is on the show. “Working with him is a dream.”
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Ten TV Shows to Watch in March
by Eddie Mullan | BBC News | February 28, 2018
From The Terror to the return of Atlanta and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Eddie Mullan picks the programmes worth seeing this month.
If you’ve no other reason to watch a third season of the alpha-male melodrama, it’s been announced that John Malkovich will guest star as a Russian billionaire. Who wouldn’t want to see him bring back his Teddy KGB accent from 1998 film Rounders? Nyet?
Season three finds US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) still determined to destroy one another – but the two must also battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies. In a risky move, Chuck’s wife and Axe’s performance coach Wendy (Maggie Siff), finds herself in the dangerous position of going all-in for both of them. Watch the trailer here. Premieres 25 March on Showtime.
by Jeff Baumgartner | Multichannel.com | March 28, 2018
Showtime said it’s the first cable network to launch an app on LG Electronics smart TVs that run webOS.
The launch, which includes access on LG’s new 2018 OLED TVs and Super UHD TVs with AI ThinQ built-in, spans both Showtime’s standalone OTT service (called SHOWTIME and sold for $10.99 per month) as well as Showtime Anytime, its authenticated TV Everywhere service that is part of a pay TV subscription.
The app launch on LG smart TVs expands on Showtime’s streaming reach on other platforms that include Samsung smart TVs, Roku, Apple and Amazon devices, and the Xbox One console. Showtime is also distributed by vMVPDs and digital partners such as Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, fuboTV and Amazon Channels.
Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, March 25 at 10 EST/9 CST Channel: Showtime Watch Online: Watch on Showtime network app or fuboTV (try for free) Stream First Two Seasons: Available on Hulu
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will continue their quest to destroy each other when Billions returns for its third season. The drama centers around federal prosecutor Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Giamatti) as he goes to bat with hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) over his financial crimes as an inside trader, and explores how things aren’t so black and white when it comes to the so-called villain Axelrod, who uses some of his illegally obtained funds to pay the college tuition for the children of his colleagues who perished on 9/11.
As Chuck and Bobby continue their dangerous game of chess, they must also fight for their own survival when outside forces threaten their livelihood. The new season will see John Malkovich join the cast as Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov.
Catch the Season 3 premiere Sunday, March 25 at 10/9c on Showtime or stream it on the network’s app. Plus, you can also watch the episode live on fuboTV. If you need to catch up, the first two seasons are available on Hulu.
Billions has quietly developed a devoted following over the course of its two seasons on Showtime. There’s something to be said for quality, and the increasingly vocal Billions fans has helped with the show’s success.
Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is the kind of guy who can’t lead a “normal” life. But that’s exactly what he’ll have to try to do in Billions Season 3. This season will detail Axe’s struggle to regain his livelihood and his financial empire. Easier said than done.
As reported by Deadline, Brian Koppelman divulged, “By the 3rd episode of this season it’s pretty clear that he’s not going to accept that that’s his modern life. He’s going to work really hard to change that. We just wanted to take a superhero in a way and put them in a box for which it’s hard for them to escape.”
“We had these characters that are super powerful within their worlds,” executive producer David Levien said at the TCA press tour. “It’s fascinating to us to put them in situations where they become vulnerable or less powerful. It’s a changing landscape. The question is how will Axe react?”
Not well, one would assume. Will Axe find a way back? Here’s what Damian says about that:
“People go down on this show but they get back up pretty quick,” Damian Lewis said. “That buoyancy is what makes it so exciting to watch… He has a lieutenant now and they are the avatar of everything that he likes and believes in. He will find a way to come back.”
According to Showtime, Axe and Chuck will also “battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies.”