3 items from 2017
The Vogue editor-in-chief was among the high net worth guests who turned out to toast the Wall Street-themed drama’s Feb. 19 return on Showtime. Knicks coach Phil Jackson and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft also made the rounds at the screening and party, appropriately held at the venue across the street from Wall Street’s iconic charging bull sculpture.
Showtime CEO David Nevins gave a shout-out to co-creators and showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien for their deft touch in delivering the “Billions” mix of sudsy drama and heady commentary on the 1% and their discontents. The show’s already large ensemble cast — anchored by Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman — has been enhanced this year with such notable additions as Eric Bogosian, Christopher Denham »
- Cynthia Littleton
One episode was provided prior to broadcast.
When Billions first debuted, it appeared on the surface that it would tell the clichéd story of the downfall of a greedy Wall Street fat cat getting his comeuppance. What no one could have seen coming is the fact that viewers would end up rooting for Bobby “Axe” Axelrod every bit as much as U.S. Attorney Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr., as we quickly learned that there was more to both men than met the eye. TV shows making us root for the bad guy is nothing new (just look at The Sopranos), but with two leads that both have questionable morals, Billions has played a tug of war with its audience every bit as much as it has with characters like Wendy Rhoades and Bryan Connerty.
Following that tense confrontation at the end of season 1, the season 2 premiere takes something of a »
- Josh Wilding
A selection of new TV promos have arrived on this week, giving us a look at the upcoming shows Beyond, Trial & Error, 24: Legacy, Chicago Justice, along with the second seasons of Billions and The Magicians; check them out here…
“Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?
Trial & Error is your new weekly addiction. A serialized murder-mystery comedy from Jeff Astrof (Ground Floor, Friends) and Matt Miller (Forever, Chuck), this documentary-style single-camera series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial »
- Amie Cranswick
3 items from 2017
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners