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Billions

American television drama series
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Billions is an American drama television series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The series premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016, and has produced five complete seasons to date, with a sixth season in suspended production. The series is often set in large financial centers, most notably New York and Connecticut. The series tells the story of hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), as he accumulates wealth and power in the world of high finance. Axelrod's aggressive tactics to secure high returns frequently cross over into the illegal—acts that United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) attempts to prosecute. A large ensemble secondary cast supports the series' story arcs.

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United States
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English
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6
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  • Brian Koppelman
  • David Levien
  • Christian Soriano
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • Neil Burger
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54–60 minutes
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  • TBTF Productions Inc.
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January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)
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  • In episode 11, Damien Lewis' character's wife shoots pool in a pub called McCrory's. The actor's actual wife is Helen McCrory
  • Maggie Siff, who plays Dr. Wendy Rhoades in this series, played Dr. Tara Knowles in "Sons of Anarchy".
  • During shooting, Damian Lewis (Bobby Axelrod) was spotted in SoHo with a copy of the book Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short, written by none other than Activist Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn! This helped prepare him for his role.
  • Damien Lewis was in Killybegs, Ireland with his family when someone thought he was a real hedge fund banker on the run and called the FBI.
  • Axel's shoes are different when he gets into his blue Lambo.

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