Between “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Rounders,” and “Runner Runner,” Brian Koppelman and David Levien know more than a few things about powerful men with lots of money, and it looks like they are putting that knowledge to good use in the upcoming Showtime series “Billions.” The first teaser has arrived and it looks pretty damn ferocious.
The multi-talented pair have penned a drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis about the face-off between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. It’s money versus politics, it’s finance versus the rule of law, and it looks potentially explosive. Here’s the official synopsis:
BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey.
“Billions” arrives in 2016. Watch below.