Billions is currently in its third season, and the tension is high. The show airs on Thursdays on Showtime at 9pm ET/PT.
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Billions is currently in its third season. In the words of Vox, it “has managed this rise in its fortunes despite being a show about white-guy antiheroes — a type of series many critics have cut less slack in recent years — and despite being about the mega-rich and the lawyers who fail to prosecute them at a time when nobody’s particularly enthused about either of those things.”
Best described as a pulp thriller, the show originally set on Paul Giamatti’s Chuck Rhoades, a US attorney who decided to make it his job to take down Damian Lewis’ Bobby Axelrod, a man who had been cutting deals in the finance world.
Lewis, 47, is a British actor and producer. He was born in St John’s Wood, London, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after which he performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Lewis earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, and went on to receive a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe for his performance as Sergeant Brody in Showtime’s Homeland.
Paul Giamatti, whom Lewis acts opposite to in Billions, first came to fame in 1997 for his performance as Kenny “Pig Vomit” Rushton in Private Parts. He also played Sergeant Hill in Saving Private Ryan, Bob Zmuda in Man on the Moon, and John Maxwell in Big Momma’s House.
In 2008, Giamatti earned a Golden Globe for his performance as John Adams in the miniseries of the same name. He earned a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy, and SAG Award for the role.