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Billions Series Finale Early Screening

Exclusive Sneak Peek

by Gingersnap | | October 16, 2023

Join an exclusive early screening of the series finale of Billions, featuring a panel with co-creators Brian Koppelman, David Levien and executive producer Beth Schacter on October 23, 2023 at 92nd Street Y. The screening begins at 8:00 p.m. EST and the talk begins at 9:10 p.m. EST. Register for free tickets here, but if they are sold out, be sure to join the wait list! The event will be moderated by Variety’s Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Littleton.

Categories Billions Music

As ‘Billions’ Wraps, a Look at the Wealth of Music References and Synchs on the Hit Show

An Exit Interview

by Steve Knopper| Billboard | October 13, 2023

Few TV series show off their creators’ favorite songs and artists as explicitly as Billions, which outfits its characters in Metallica and Slayer T-shirts, makes a point of airing a Bob Dylan song every season, lovingly quotes Bruce Springsteen lyrics and integrates rapper Killer Mike into elaborate storylines. Writer and co-creator Brian Koppelman has a history in the record business, having worked A&R for Elektra in the late ’80s, then as a senior vp for EMI in the ’90s; he and longtime friend and co-creator David Levien unashamedly plug their influences into the show, through synchs, character development and dialogue.

As the show winds down — the 10th episode of the seventh and final season airs Sunday on Showtime — the showrunners discuss their musical choices, and clearing the rights for them, in a call from their New York-area homes.

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