The Night was a Knock-Out!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 21, 2017
On Thursday, September 20, 2018 Damian attended the exclusive premiere screening of Showtime’s Cradle of Champions at Village East Cinema, a movie theater located in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The story is about three young boxers fighting for their lives in the oldest, biggest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world: New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves. The Golden Gloves is an amateur competition originating in 1927 as an U.S. intercities tournament, the winner receiving a gold medal and a pair of miniature golden gloves.
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Fan Photos on the Streets of New York
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2018
According to this fan on social media, production was shooting Billions on her block in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, New York on Friday, September 14, 2018. Then this fan tweeted:
“Nice to bump into in New York tonight “
And finally, another fan reported on Twitter that Billions was filming that evening:
We can’t wait for season 4! #TeamAxe
Axe and Wags Together Again
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 13, 2018
Damian Lewis and David Costabile pose for a picture at the Carlyle Hotel in New York on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018. Costabile plays Wags, Axe’s lieutenant and right-hand man on Showtime’s hit series Billions, which is currently filming season four. Then later that evening, another photo surfaced indicating the filming had been occurring all day outside.
Billions: Integrating Mental Health, Finance, Silicon Valley Industries and Law and Order, with a Little Yonkers-Secret-Recipe-Pizza
by Anna Kornbluh | Los Angeles Review of Books | August 24, 2018
Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis of 2008. Democrats were eight years in power, and their failure to prosecute the corporate criminals behind the crisis surely ranks as their biggest legacy. That failure was the condition of possibility for the anti-elite narrative that inspired the white working class and the white upper class to support a genuinely fascist insurgency before and beyond November 2016. It was also the condition of possibility for Billions.
Across its three seasons on Showtime, Billions explores the aftermath of Lehman’s and Obama’s 2008 peaks, tracking the waning and waxing faculty of elite professionals to steer their careers and helm the most powerful country in the world. The show is built around an extended parallel between outer-borough upstart Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), principal of the wildly fruitful hedge fund Axe Capital, and Manhattan WASP Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), US Attorney for the New York Southern District and hero of a counterfactual recent past in which 81 bankers and traders were successfully prosecuted for their outlaw engineering of toxic asset slides. Rhoades fancies himself a just warrior, fighting against “[these] Teflon corporations that defraud the American people on a grand scale.” As the series opens he levels his gaze at Axe, the Moby-Dick of parkour finance.
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Take the Billions Tour in New York City and Beyond
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 25, 2018
Billions is a dream show, not only because our favorite actor Damian Lewis is in it, but also because New York, from its landmarks to its city parks and to its quirky shops, appears as a cast member in the show. We particularly love it that Billions is taking over New York, the big film studio that it is, shooting all over the place, from Manhattan to Queens to Brooklyn to The Bronx to Long Island and to northern suburbs. So we have put together this Billions Season 3 Location Guide as a loving tribute to our most favorite place on earth and a heartfelt thank you to the show creators for writing a love letter to the city.
Hope you pick and choose and take your own Billions tour in New York City and beyond and give us feedback! In case you missed our Locations Guide for Season 1 and Season 2, you can check them out here and here. And don’t forget about our Dining Guide, Season 3.
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