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Paul Giamatti-Damian Lewis drama 'Billions' gets series order

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Damian Lewis is having no trouble packing his schedule full after his tenure on Homeland.

Lewis is set to return to Showtime on a new financial drama called Billions, which also stars Paul Giamatti. The premium network picked up a 12-episode order of the series, which is billed as a “contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance.” Billions tracks an impending battle between two giants: Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes, and Lewis’s hedge fund titan Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. 

The show will be written and produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen), and financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). Other stars include Malin Akerman, Maggie Siff, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad. Neil Burger (The Illusionist) directed the pilot, and serves as exectuive producer.

Filming for Billions is set to begin later this year, and the program will premiere in 2016.

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