Billions will premiere next Sunday night, January 17, on Showtime. This new drama will bring Damien Lewis back to Showtime’s Sunday night line-up. Lewis starred on Showtime series Homeland, and he helped bring that series success before his character was killed.
Will he bring similar success to Billions?
The actor has been busy promoting the new series for Showtime this week. He attended the premiere for the series on January 7.
In an interview with CBS News earlier this week, the actor spoke about returning to Showtime with Billions.
He described the series as follows:
“It’s kings in their kingdoms, it’s chiefs in their chiefdoms. It’s about power politics, it’s about wealth, political power and financial power and what are these guys prepared to do to retain that power. In recent history, I think there’s been this relationship played out a little between the U.S. attorney and the financial titans here in New York. So we hope that… much in the way that “Homeland ” sort of dovetailed in and out of real news while it’s fiction, we hope ‘Billions’ might have some of the same effect.”
Lewis will play Bobby Axelrod on the series. The character is “an ambitious billionaire hedge fund king who epitomizes the “American dream,” building up from humble, blue collar beginnings.”
Billions will premiere on Showtime next Sunday night. Check out some photos from the red carpet premiere below. Do you plan to watch this series? Tell us what you think.
Photos courtesy Showtime via Joseph Schram