Showtime ‘Billions’ Trailer Pits Damian Lewis Against Paul Giamatti for ‘F— You Money’
Homeland fans haven’t exactly missed Nicholas Brody over the last few seasons, but Damian Lewis is back and as smarmy as ever going up against Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s Billions. The high-stakes Wall Street drama has a first trailer, in which we learn the true purpose of “F— You Money.” Enjoy.
Described as “a complex and contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance,” Showtime’s 12-episode Billions will see Homeland and Band of Brothers star Lewis in the role of the brilliant and ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who finds himself going up against with politically savvy” U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, as played by fellow Emmy-recipient Giamatti. Billions is expected to premiere at some point in 2016.
Also present are Maggie Siff as psychiatrist and finance-world performance coach Wendy, wife to Bobby, while Malin Akerman will play Giamatti’s wife Lara, a former nurse. Additionally, Daredevil star Toby Leonard Moore, Breaking Bad alum David Costabile, and Condola Rashad will round out the cast. Billions is also written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, with Divergent director Neil Burger helming the pilot.
Watch the first trailer above, and get ready to hate Damian Lewis all over again!