Billions is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, that premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016. The series is loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In Season 2, it also incorporates loosely the cases involving Treasury bond auction market manipulation conduct of Salomon Brothers, including the roles of CEO John Gutfreund and bond trader Paul Mozer, in 1991.
Sharply written and tailor-made to its two marquee stars, “Billions” deals with plenty of weighty issues but proved most enjoyable for an attribute that a lot of premium-cable dramas can tend to forget: Fun...Mostly, though, “Billions” crackled on the strength of clever dialogue ...and those assembled to deliver it. That level of quality that extended to even smallish roles, like Axelrod’s shadowy fixer (Terry Kinney) and oily attorney (Glenn Fleshler)... [I]n chronicling contemporary gamesmanship involving a certain brand of royalty, “Billions” has, both creatively and practically, yielded a pretty nice and consistent return on investment.--Brian Lowry, Variety, April 10, 2016
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