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‘Billions’ Season 2 Behind the Scenes Video: Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti Square off in War for Personal Domination

The hit show returns Sunday, February 19 on Showtime.


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At the end of Season 1 of “Billions” there was a lot of wreckage, with fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) ruining each others lives.

Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Showtime series picks up immediately where the finale left off, and promises to give viewers even more drama in the upcoming episodes.

“What have a I done wrong, really? Except make money,” asks Bobby in the behind the scenes video released by the cable network.

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The series is currently in production in New York and upon its return, the two men will square off in a costly war for personal domination. It’s a law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance.

“In Season 2, the major reversal is that Bobby has made a decision that if he is going to be able to operate freely, the US attorney has to be taken down,” Lewis reveals about his character.

Maggie Siff returns as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach, and Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Guest stars this season include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler and Eric Bogosian.

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The series is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. It is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Season 2 of “Billions” premieres Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

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