Billions is a drama TV series created and released in the USA. The creators of the series are Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The cast includes Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Showtime channel carried out the release. The plot of the series partially bases on the events happening in life of Preet Bharara – the American Attorney from NYC. The series revolves around his battles with Steve Cohen, a fund manager. Billions season 2 release date has already been scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2017.
Chuck Rhoades, the protagonist of the series works as the U.S. Attorney. He becomes the central figure in battles of most powerful people in the criminal world of NYC.
- Damian Lewis portrays a fund manager named Bobby Axelrod referred to as Axe. He was a member of a hedge fund on the 11th of September, one of the most tragic days in the history of the USA. He looks generous and charitable for those who see him on the screen, however his illegal insider trading provided him with enormous wealth that is still growing.
- Paul Giamatti portrays a US Attorney named Charles Rhoades Jr. referred to as Chuck. He’s ruthless with a particular disgust to rich criminals and in every new episode he openly demonstrates his attitude towards the local criminal masterminds. He’s got a wealthy wife named Wendy, but tries to do his best to be out of her shadow and he turns out to be quite good at it. Practices BDSM with his beloved wife.
- Maggie Siff portrays a psychiatrist named Wendy Rhoades. A wife of Chuck Rhoades. Self-consistent, persistent, motivated and successful. Axelrod is not just her boss, but also a loyal friend of hers that has spent fifteen years working together with her.
- Malin Åkerman portrays an ex-wife of Axelrod named Lara Axelrod. She’s fully devoted to her family.
- Toby Leonard Moore portrays a point man of Rhoades named Bryan Connerty.
- David Costabile portrays the faithful friend and helper of Axelrod named Mike Wagner referred to as Wags.
- Condola Rashād as Kate Sacker, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
2nd Season Air Date
Showtime ordered the series in spring of 2015. The first season release date is the 17th of January 2016. In the end of January 2016, the producers decided to prolong the show for one season more that will be released on the 19th of February 2017.