Showtime and Smithsonian Institute on the Brink of Closing a Deal For Spy Wars
by Peter White | Deadline | May 20, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Damian Lewis’ spy documentary series is heading to the Smithsonian Channel. The network, which is a joint venture between CBS Corporation’s Showtime and the Smithsonian Institute, is on the brink of closing a deal for Damian Lewis: Spy Wars.
Deadline understands that top brass are keen to keep the British actor’s latest project in the CBS Corp family. It comes after Lewis’ Billions was renewed by Showtime for a fifth season following strong numbers for the financial thriller.
The series, which is the Homeland star’s first foray into factual television, is an eight-part documentary series about spies that was originally commission by A+E Networks’ UK network History. The docu-drama will tell the true stories behind some of the most important international spy operations of the last forty years.
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Gearing Up For The Emmys
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 17, 2019
Showtime invites Television Academy National Active members and a guest to a special For Your Consideration (FYC) event at The Paley Center for Media in New York on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with an advanced screening of the season four finale ‘Extreme Sandbox’ beginning at 7:30 p.m. Following the screening will be a panel discussion moderated by Jake Tapper. Panelists currently listed to appear, but subject to change are, lead actors Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, supporting actors Maggie Siff and Asia Kate Dillon, and co-creators/producers/writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
Only Television Academy National Active Members with valid membership cards and their guests will be admitted. Seating is subject to availability as first-come, first-served. Admittance is not guaranteed. This event will have a stand-by line.
The Television Academy’s Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8:00 EST on Fox.
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 19, 2019
We don’t know exactly what, but according to Greats’ Instagram account, something ‘Limited Edition’ is coming! Last season’s collaboration between Greats and Showtime/Billions sold out in 18 minutes. Sign up for the Greats newsletter (bottom of the website) to ensure you do not miss their release tomorrow, March 20, 2019. This collaboration will not be restocked once sold out.
Billions on Reddit
Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 15, 2019
This Sunday, March 17, 2019, Billions co-creators and show runners and are doing their first Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). Beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, the AMA will launch on r/Billions. At 7:00 p.m. Brian and David will start answering your questions! Then catch the season four premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 11, 2019
Damian danced his way onto The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, March 11, 2019 in New York, bringing gifts of Michter’s Whiskey, so cheers to that! Watch his unforgettable entrance here:
When Stephen brings out cocktail glasses and an ice bucket from a secret bar beneath his desk and begins to pour the whiskey, Damian is amazed, exclaiming,
“This is fantastic, You can go home, it’s fine. We’re just going to sit and drink. This is amazing. Look at this! I’m very excited.”
Then they clink glasses as Damian “cheers” to Stephen in Welsh.
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