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Billions (Showtime 2016, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti)

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In strong drama Billions U.S Attorney for Southern New York is tasked by the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate brilliant hedge fund boss Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Rhoades isn’t keen on the investigation as there seems to be a distinct lack of evidence against Axelrod but eventually begins to believe that he can build a case against him.

Very loosely based on the real life U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Billions scores strongest with the playing of the two leads Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Despite Giamatti’s character Rhoades being ostensibly the good guy it doesn’t always feel that way.

Showtime premiered the series opening episode online on 1 January 2016.

production details
USA / Showtime – Best Ever – TBTF / 12×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from 17 January 2016

Creators: Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin / Executive producers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Neil Burger / Music: Eskmo

cast
Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod
Paul Giamatti as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr.
Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
Malin Åkerman as Lara Axelrod
Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty
David Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner
Condola Rashād as Kate Sacher
Jeffrey DeMunn as Charles Rhoades Sr.
Terry Kinney as Hall
Jerry O’Connell as Steven Birch
Dennis Boutsikaris as Kenneth Malverne
Rob Morrow as Adam DeGiulio
Dan Soder as Maffee
Stephen Kunken as Ari Spyros
Kelly AuCoin as ‘Dollar’ Bill Stearns
Nathan Darrow as Mick Danzig