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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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Next on the Season 5 Premiere of Billions – April 27, 2020

Season Premiere Trailer of Billions 

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 27, 2020

Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Chuck struggles to get his bearings, and he and Wendy (Maggie Siff) navigate a new normal. Tensions are high at Axe Cap now that Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is back. Axe faces off against new rival Mike Prince (Corey Stoll). Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Season 5 premieres on Sunday, May 3 at 9/8c.

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Emmys 2020 Exclusive – April 14, 2020

Showtime Categories for All Eligible Shows

by Chris Beachum | Gold Derby | April 14, 2020

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime.

Below, the list of Showtime lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Drama Series
Drama Actor – Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis
Drama Supporting Actor – Kelly AuCoin, David Constabile, Jeffrey DeMunn, Asia Kate Dillon, Dan Soder, Corey Stoll
Drama Supporting Actress – Condola Rashad, Maggie Siff
Drama Guest Actor – Mike Birbiglia, Glenn Fleshler, Terry Kinney, Toby Leonard Moore, Rob Morrow
Drama Guest Actress – Roma Maffia, Julianna Margulies

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Damian Hosted a Billions Party – Nov 17, 2019

Cheers Mate

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!

 

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Billions Filming in New Paltz and Looking for Extras – Nov 16, 2019

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.

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Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll Join Billions for Season 5 – Nov 5, 2019

Introducing the Characters Michael Prince and Catherine Brant

by Rick Porter | Hollywood Reporter | November 5, 2019

The ‘Good Wife’ and ‘House of Cards’ stars will play key recurring parts in the Showtime drama.
Billions is adding some more star power to its fifth season.

Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll will each appear in recurring roles on the Showtime drama, which is set to return to the premium cabler in 2020.

Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain) will have a season-long arc as a character named Michael Prince, a business titan with roots in small-town Indiana. Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) will recur as Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and best-selling author.

Season four of Billions found former enemies Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) forming a tenuous but effective alliance — along with Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to both men — to take out their common rivals, including Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Jock Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown). The show averaged 4.5 million viewers across all platforms last season.

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