Billions (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||36 (list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||New York City|
|Running time||55–60 minutes|
|Original release||January 17, 2016– present|
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.
The second season premiered on February 19, 2017. Showtime renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on March 25, 2018. On April 26, 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a fourth season.
- Paul Giamatti as Charles "Chuck" Rhoades Jr.: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Rhoades is ruthless and has a particular distaste for wealthy criminals who try to buy their way out of justice. Despite his significant power as U.S. Attorney, Rhoades struggles not to be overshadowed both by his higher-earning wife, Wendy, and by his well-connected and very rich father. He went to Yale (as did Giamatti and his father) and has a blind trust of which his father is a trustee. In private, he and his wife engage in BDSM role play, with Chuck as Wendy's "slave". The character is loosely based on Eliot Spitzer and Preet Bharara.
- Damian Lewis as Robert "Bobby" Axelrod: an ambitious billionaire manager of a hedge fund called Axe Capital and a Hofstra University graduate who came from humble beginnings. He was one of the survivors of the September 11 attacks and pays the college tuition of the children of his colleagues who died in the World Trade Center. He is extremely charitable and generous in public, but uses insider trading and bribery to grow his firm's enormous wealth. The character is loosely based on Steve Cohen and his former hedge fund SAC.
- Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, M.D: a psychiatrist, in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and wife of Chuck Rhoades. She is self-possessed, motivated and extremely successful. She has a strong relationship with Axelrod, her boss, with whom she has been working for more than 15 years.
- Malin Åkerman as Lara Axelrod: wife of Bobby Axelrod and a former nurse (who maintains her professional license). She is from a lower-class, blue-collar upbringing, but has left her former self behind. She is devoted to her husband and their children. Her brother Dean was a firefighter who died during the 9/11 attacks. Lara strongly dislikes Axe's close relationship with Wendy.
- Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty: the Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force for the Southern District of New York and Rhoades' point man.
- David Costabile as Mike "Wags" Wagner: COO of Axe Capital and Axelrod's right-hand man.
- Kelly Aucoin as “Dollar” Bill Stern
- Condola Rashād as Kate Sacker, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
- Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Amber Mason (recurring season 2, starring season 3): a non-binary analyst at Axe Capital, who becomes close to Axe and is appointed CIO of Axe Capital, widely considered to be the first non-binary character on mainstream North American television.
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Charles Rhoades Sr.: Chuck's father, a very wealthy and well-connected city power player who often uses his position to meddle in his son's affairs.
- Dan Soder as Dudley Mafee, Axe Capital employee
- Malachi Weir as Lonnie Watley: an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York
- Terry Kinney as Hall: a fixer on Axelrod's payroll who went into hiding after Axelrod’s arrest in the finale of season 2
- Glenn Fleshler as Orrin Bach: Axelrod's legal counsel
- Stephen Kunken as Ari Spyros: a former investigator for the SEC and as of season 3, the head of compliance for Axe Capital.
- Nathan Darrow as Mick Danzig: Axe Capital employee, whom Axelrod got out of an automatic weapons charge, quit the firm for ethical reasons after it bankrupted the city of Sandicot.
- Ben Shenkman as Ira Schirmer: an attorney and a former friend of Chuck
- Sam Gilroy as Michael Dimonda: a Wall Street Journal reporter
- Dennis Boutsikaris as Kenneth Malverne
- Jerry O'Connell as Steven Birch: a hedge fund rival of Axelrod's
- Christopher Denham as Oliver Dake: United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
- Daniel K. Isaac as Ben Kim: A graduate from Stanford University, he is a Korean American employee at Axe Capital since Season 1.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||12||January 17, 2016||April 10, 2016|
|2||12||February 19, 2017||May 7, 2017|
|3||12||March 25, 2018||June 10, 2018|
Season 1 (2016)
Showtime released the pilot episode online on January 1, 2016, and the second episode on January 17, 2016.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Neil Burger||Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Andrew Ross Sorkin||January 17, 2016||0.904|
|Bobby "Axe" Axelrod is a charismatic 9/11 survivor who heads up Axe Capital ("Axe Cap"), a hedge fund based in Connecticut. Despite his acts of generosity, the SEC asks Chuck Rhoades, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to investigate him. Chuck's wife, Wendy, works as a motivational coach/psychiatrist at Axe Cap, and the prospect of Chuck investigating her boss causes tension between them. Chuck decides to bait Axe into buying an expensive oceanfront house to turn public favor against him. Meanwhile, Axe realizes that an old friend, Dan Margolis, is cooperating with the FBI. Axe and his fixer, Hall, move to frame another trader, Steven Birch, for Axe's wrongdoing. Axe and Chuck finally meet face-to-face at an investment conference. Axe buys the house, but is told by Hall that the FBI have opened a case against him.|
|2||2||"Naming Rights"||Neil Burger||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||January 24, 2016||0.950|
|Axe installs rigorous compliance measures to gird Axe Cap against Chuck's investigation. When Wendy questions Axe's methods, he compels her to prove her loyalty. Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed when he has to divert resources to a case against Birch. Hall finds a mole inside the U.S. Attorney's office, while Axe makes an aggressive move under the guise of a charitable contribution to settle an old score.|
|3||3||"YumTime"||Scott Hornbacher||Willie Reale||January 31, 2016||1.282|
|Chuck discovers that while he pursued Birch, the rival Eastern District has made inroads in the Axe case and that he needs to get it back. Axe makes an activist play for a family-owned bakery - a move reverberates back to Chuck by way of a very personal connection. Meanwhile, Wendy is thrown into a moral dilemma during a confidential session. Axe's wife Lara tries to protect her husband's reputation from a potentially damaging "tell-all" book.|
|4||4||"Short Squeeze"||James Foley||Young Il Kim||February 7, 2016||0.851|
|After getting one of his portfolio managers out of trouble with the police, Axe spontaneously goes to a Metallica concert with his childhood friends. While there, he meets a free-spirited young woman who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze led by Chuck's father. Back in New York, Chuck has an epic day-long proffer session with Pete Decker, learning important facts about the inner workings of Axe Cap. But Chuck must also take action against his own father for his stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a cold betrayal by one of his friends, and upon his return, makes a momentous decision about the direction of his firm.|
|5||5||"The Good Life"||Neil LaBute||Heidi Schreck||February 14, 2016||1.010|
|Axe orders his traders to unload their positions and unceremoniously disappears from Axe Cap. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wendy and Axe's lieutenant, Wags, struggle to maintain morale and order amid the chaos. Meanwhile, Chuck intensifies his investigation in response to Axe's disappearance and is led to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Cap to make a surprising arrest.|
|6||6||"The Deal"||James Foley||Wes Jones||February 21, 2016||1.172|
|Axe plans a scorched-earth defense against the public attack on his company - threatening his relationship with Wendy in the process. Chuck's interrogation of Dollar Bill does not go as planned, and political pressure mounts for him to recuse himself in the face of a protracted legal battle. Wendy, caught in the middle, engages in deft shuttle diplomacy to facilitate a deal in the best interests of both men. But everything hinges on a face-to-face meeting between Chuck and Axe to finalize the agreement.|
|7||7||"The Punch"||Stephen Gyllenhaal||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||March 6, 2016||1.051|
|The pressure from the U.S. Attorney starts to affect Axe, who gets into a physical altercation with an acquaintance over an incident involving his kids. Chuck continues to conceal his involvement with the case while using the past to get the upper hand. Wendy meets with an attractive headhunter to consider a career change - and more than just job opportunities arise. And the case against Axe Cap gains a powerful weapon when Connerty turns a member of Axe's inner circle into an informant.|
|8||8||"Boasts and Rails"||John Dahl||Wes Jones||March 13, 2016||1.093|
|Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company, throwing Chuck's case into jeopardy. Connerty faces a moral dilemma in how to respond, leading to conflict with Chuck, who finds himself reconsidering his position as both he and Wendy look toward a future without Axe Cap looming between them. As the investigation begins to encroach on Lara's private life, a secret from Axe's past surfaces, threatening everything he has built.|
|9||9||"Where the F*** is Donnie?"||Susanna White||Peter K. Blake||March 20, 2016||1.127|
|The repercussions of the revelations come home to roost with public demonstrations, inside insurrection, and fleeing investors. A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning. Connerty, Chuck and the FBI go into manhunt mode. Meanwhile, Lara has to contend with the brotherhood of firefighters who are furious about Axe's behavior - and in an effort to circle the wagons, makes a painful sacrifice.|
|10||10||"Quality of Life"||Karyn Kusama||Willie Reale||March 27, 2016||1.103|
|The death of a member of the Axe Cap family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while creating a devastating setback for Chuck. Much to the dismay of the Southern District, they take another loss when an insider trading case is dismissed by a corrupt judge. In a brilliant counter move, Chuck enlists Lonnie Watley to expose the judge, while greasing the rails for a future move. Axe takes his revenge on some of his defecting employees.|
|11||11||"Magical Thinking"||Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck||Story by : Wes Jones & Heidi Schreck |
Teleplay by : Wes Jones
|April 3, 2016||1.080|
|Axe loses hundreds of millions of dollars on a bad trade and turns to Wendy for help. Chuck sets out on an odyssey to secure powerful allies in the fight against Axe. Lu balks at Lara's suggestion she become the new chef at Axe Cap -- and takes her sister back to the old neighborhood to remind her of their roots. Meanwhile, Sacker and Connerty close down the Axe Cap investigation just as Chuck finds evidence - right in his own home - that could salvage the case.|
|12||12||"The Conversation"||Michael Cuesta||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||April 10, 2016||1.013|
|Axe learns that Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison. As Lara makes plans for the Axelrod family to flee the country, Axe accuses Wendy of leaking the info to Chuck. A defiant Wendy realizes how far Chuck has gone in his pursuit of Axe and threatens to expose him. Having sacrificed so much to this case - including possibly his marriage - Chuck finds Axe for an explosive confrontation.|
Season 2 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|13||1||"Risk Management"||Reed Morano||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||February 10, 2017(online) |
February 19, 2017 (Showtime)
|Season 2 begins with Chuck facing scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Meanwhile, Axe refortifies Axe Capital and weighs his options for retaliation; the fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap; Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager; and Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children's school.|
|14||2||"Dead Cat Bounce"||Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden||Wes Jones||February 26, 2017||0.512|
|Axe publicly spars with a rival hedge fund manager and with the help of a talented intern initiates a new financial play to hurt the competition. Meanwhile, Chuck deploys his team to quickly find a high-profile case that might save his sinking status; and Wendy navigates a minefield of questioning that could result in disaster for Chuck, who is living at the Yale Club of New York City during their separation.|
|15||3||"Optimal Play"||Alex Gibney||Willie Reale||March 5, 2017||0.851|
|Axe considers buying an NFL franchise, and finds a new ally. Chuck begins a last ditch case against a banking titan by developing a low-level informant. Meanwhile, Wendy makes a controversial appearance at the Alpha Cup Charity Poker Tournament by accompanying Axe's competitor as his performance coach. Lara launches her new business.|
|16||4||"The Oath"||Noah Emmerich||Adam R. Perlman||March 12, 2017||0.981|
|Under pressure to make progress, Chuck develops a new strategy. Wendy helps a tech billionaire assess a candidate for a special project. Axe considers pledging half his net worth to charity. Lara's new business faces a rival. Meanwhile, Axe and Chuck find themselves together in a room for the first time since their face off.|
|17||5||"Currency"||Steph Green||Brian Chamberlayne||March 19, 2017||0.857|
|Chuck, Connerty and Sacker must rely on an anxious insider who's willing to wear a wire. Meanwhile, Axe's numbers take a big hit, leaving him to scout ideas for a quick play with a huge payoff. Wendy rediscovers her passion for her former job at Axe Capital through an old colleague. The reality of Lara's business starts to affect her marriage.|
|18||6||"Indian Four"||Adam Arkin||Alice O'Neill||March 26, 2017||0.922|
|Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.|
|19||7||"Victory Lap"||John Singleton||Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Alice O'Neill||April 2, 2017||0.903|
|Axe assembles a war room in the Hamptons following a disastrous setback in Sandicot for Axe Capital. The fate of the town hangs in the balance while Axe seeks counsel on how best to recoup his losses. Chuck capitalizes on a high profile victory, but alienates Wendy in the process, causing the couple to change the status of their separation.|
|20||8||"The Kingmaker"||Oliver Hirschbiegel||Adam R. Perlman||April 9, 2017||1.029|
|Axe investigates who was behind the breakdown in his Sandicot dealings but faces formidable opposition. Chuck digs up dirt on a political rival. Lara makes a PR trip to Sandicot to ease tensions between the town and the Axelrods. Wendy helps Taylor solve a problem at Axe Capital. Chuck and Senior curry favor with a powerful ally.|
|21||9||"Sic Transit Imperium"||Colin Bucksey||Wes Jones||April 16, 2017||0.847|
|Axe is offered inside information from a former employee and considers whether to use it. Chuck faces external pressure to drop an ongoing investigation. Lara plans a lavish birthday celebration for Axe only to discover he's lied to her about his relationship with Wendy. Chuck is willing to support Ira and Senior's investment in a company about to go public.|
|22||10||"With or Without You"||Ed Bianchi||Willie Reale||April 23, 2017||0.912|
|Axe deals with a major family disturbance involving Lara and the kids. Chuck considers the potential pitfalls of his personal life while being vetted for political advancement. Wendy tries to right a wrong she committed against Axe. At an impromptu dinner Chuck and Wendy open up to each other.|
|23||11||"Golden Frog Time"||Karyn Kusama||Story by : Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Brian Chamberlayne |
Teleplay by : Brian Koppelman & David Levien
|April 30, 2017||0.974|
|Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Senior, too, is heavily invested. Meanwhile, Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.|
|24||12||"Ball in Hand"||Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden||Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Adam R. Perlman||May 7, 2017||1.019|
|Axe receives news from an unexpected source that he is in the crosshairs of law enforcement. While Axe moves quickly to safeguard his livelihood, Chuck arranges the last pieces of his long game in order to secure victory. Lara marshals her resources to protect what is hers. Wendy and Chuck make a momentous decision about the state of their marriage.|
Season 3 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|25||1||"Tie Goes to the Runner"||Colin Bucksey||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||March 25, 2018||0.928|
|Season 3 begins with a mandate for Chuck from a new boss. Axe braves a difficult choice in the face of his recent indictment. Taylor generates a monster strategy. Lara threatens to pull her money from Axe Cap. Sacker strives to prove herself as Chief of Crim.|
|26||2||"The Wrong Maria Gonzalez"||Noah Emmerich||Adam R. Perlman||April 1, 2018||0.839|
|Chuck tries to cash in a favor owed him by an honorable judge. Axe orchestrates creative new avenues for conducting trades. Wendy helps Taylor weather their first major crisis at the helm. Connerty continues chasing down Ice Juice leads.|
|27||3||"A Generation Too Late"||Colin Bucksey||Wes Taylor||April 8, 2018||0.849|
|Chuck faces a dilemma when he's given a perverse directive. Axe expands upon a secret venture. Taylor and Wags interview a different type of Axe Cap employee. Connerty and Dake close in on key witnesses in the Ice Juice sabotage. Axe and Lara consider an unexpected agreement.|
|28||4||"Hell of a Ride"||John Dahl||Randall Green||April 15, 2018||0.722|
|Axe entertains the new arena of venture philanthropy and looks to neutralize old accomplices. Connerty’s scrutiny of Chuck intensifies. Chuck tries to reconcile with his father. Wags pursues an intensely personal real estate acquisition.|
|29||5||"Flaw in the Death Star"||Matt Shakman||Willie Reale & Adam R. Perlman||April 22, 2018||0.874|
|Chuck trades favors with a co-conspirator. Axe and Chuck fight for the loyalty of the same witness. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Axe sends Taylor to Silicon Valley to explore new business opportunities. Dollar Bill plans a big short position on a pharmaceutical company stock, but not everyone at Axe Cap approves.|
|30||6||"The Third Ortolan"||John Dahl||Alice O'Neill||April 29, 2018||0.773|
|Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence that could destroy him. Both Axe and Chuck reckon with just how far they're willing to go to protect Wendy. The Ice Juice case comes to a head when a judge gives Connerty a difficult deadline.|
|31||7||"Not You, Mr. Dake"||Michael Morris||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||May 6, 2018||0.984|
|Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage. Taylor questions Wendy’s authority and motivations at Axe Capital. Connerty makes his case in court but comes up against unexpected witness testimony.|
|32||8||"All the Wilburys"||Mike Binder||Story by : Randall Green & Alice O'Neill |
Teleplay by : Brian Koppelman & David Levien
|May 13, 2018||0.965|
|Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck asserts his political autonomy—and wrestles with whether to honor his word to a friend. Taylor asks for more independence at Axe Capital. Lara and Axe negotiate a new arrangement regarding Lara's money. Connerty adjusts to an uncomfortable situation.|
|33||9||"Icebreaker"||Stacie Passon||Adam R. Perlman & Willie Reale||May 20, 2018||0.952|
|Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source. Taylor chafes against Axe’s recent moves. Chuck recruits the allies he needs to move forward with a new plan. Connerty seeks out a career opportunity.|
|34||10||"Redemption"||Jake Polonsky||Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Matt Fennell||May 27, 2018||0.775|
|Axe explores an unappealing investment at a desperate moment. Taylor makes a personal compromise for business. Chuck suspects a major foe may be on to his scheme. Sacker calls in a favor from the FBI. Wendy advises an Axe Capper to make bold moves.|
|35||11||"Kompenso"||Jessica Yu||Adam R. Perlman||June 3, 2018||0.900|
|Axe determines his employees' worth at the year-end "comp” meetings. Chuck advances a dangerous plan, but is distracted by a friend in need of help. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm. Wendy seeks Lara's aid with an internal Axe Cap problem. Connerty discovers a new, secret source of information.|
|36||12||"Elmsley Count"||Colin Bucksey||Brian Koppelman & David Levien||June 10, 2018||0.938|
|Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by an unexpected competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy. Wendy reckons with past decisions, and chooses a side. Connerty confronts Sacker about Chuck's activities. Taylor takes a big position.|
The series was ordered by Showtime in March 2015 with a 12-episode pick up and premiered on January 17, 2016. On January 26, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on February 19, 2017.
The first episode was made available on January 1, 2016, via video on demand services in the U.S. and via CraveTV in Canada. It premiered on Stan in Australia on January 27, 2016 and in Canada on The Movie Network on January 17, 2016, simultaneous with the American broadcast.
Billions has received very positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a rating of 83%, with a rating of 74% for season 1 and 92% for season 2. The site's critical consensus for the first season reads, "Despite a lack of likable characters, Billions' soapy melodrama and larger-than-life canvas offer plenty of repeat viewing potential." For season 2 it reads, "An influx of new characters and a fresh narrative twist give Billions an added boost during its thoroughly entertaining second season." On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 69 out of 100, based on reviews from 37 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews", while the second season has a score of 67 out of 100, based on reviews from 6 critics, also indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|21st Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film||Nominated|
|32nd Artios Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot and First Season - Drama||
|57th Golden Nymph Awards||Best Drama TV Series||Nominated|
|8th Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|29th GLAAD Media Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
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