Showtime Orders Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis Drama 'Billions' to Series

March 24, 2015 5:00 PM

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The premium cable network has ordered 12 episodes of the financial drama starring Homeland veteran Damian Lewis and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti. The hour-long entry, set in the Manhattan world of high finance, tells a contemporary tale of power politics.

Billions is written and executive produced by Rounders' Brian Koppelman and David Levien along with The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who famously chronicled the most recent financial crisis in his tome, Too Big To Fail. (Given the dramatic nature of the crash, the latter was adapted into a cr...

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