Showtime has released the first trailer for their upcoming financial drama series Billions starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Paul Giamatti (John Adams), which is set to debut in early 2016.
From Andrew Ross Sorkin, David Levien and Brian Koppelman, Billions is set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics & finance and follows two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.
Speaking at the time the project landed a series order, Showtime’s President of Entertainment David Nevins said: “The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show. Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity and insider look will have great appeal to a discerning audience”.
Check out the trailer below: