Damian Lewis & Paul Giamatti Join Showtime’s Billions
Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime with a new television series. The actor is trading in the high stakes world of espionage and tortured love affairs for the high stakes world of Wall Street finance. Joining Lewis on the pilot for Billions
, is actor Paul Giamatti, who most recently appeared in several episodes of Downton Abbey
’s last season.
is a fictional drama that takes a close look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis)” says Deadline
Filming is set to begin in early 2015 in New York. The pilot will be directed by Neil Burger (Divergent). The project is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail).
With such impressive and formidable leads, Billions
is already shaping up to be a pilot to watch out for in the upcoming television season.