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  • Riley
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    Showtime has ordered a twelve-episode first season for 2016 of Billions starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.  Executive producers are director Neil Burger and writers Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin.  The drama “takes an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figuresthe hard charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Lewis).”

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #344525

    The name that gets me excited about this is Andrew Ross Sorkin. If this has the feel of Too Big to Fail, it could be very interesting.

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    DCurrie
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    This should be a show to watch out for!

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    moviefan61794
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    First look trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6u5BKzf-5g

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    Awardzilla
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    Oooh! The ultimate pissing contest, coming to Showtime in 2016!

    Nah looks good. 

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Obviously he’ll be perfect at it, but I feel like I’ve seen Giamatti play this exact character a lot now.

    Damian Lewis will be fun though, playing a much different character than Brody  (although it’s jarring how much he looks like Brody!  Stop looking like Brody!  I guess because Damian has such a unique look)

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    Cobalt Blue
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_raEUMLL-ZI

    New trailer.  Premiere episode hits January 17.

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    moviefan61794
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    Lewis and Giamatti coming for blood next year. YES. Siff and Akerman also look pretty good. This could be a really big contender.

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    Jw79bull
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     Condola Rashad. CoolSmile

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    Denis
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    Lewis and Giamatti coming for blood next year. YES. Siff and Akerman also look pretty good. This could be a really big contender.

    Exactly, I would say it is a huge contender.  Always liked this thing from Giamatti about giving yourself completely to the role , looks a like a meatier role for him.  Won’t even comment on Lewis, gave my favorite performance from the decade in “Marine One”.

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    [quote=”moviefan61794″]

    Lewis and Giamatti coming for blood next year. YES. Siff and Akerman also look pretty good. This could be a really big contender.

    Exactly, I would say it is a huge contender.  Always liked this thing from Giamatti about giving yourself completely to the role , looks a like a meatier role for him.  Won’t even comment on Lewis, gave my favorite performance from the decade in “Marine One”.
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    He was even better in “Q&A”. 

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    AMG
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    This looks rather good. I was already there for Damian Lewis alone, but the rest of the trailer is making me excited for the whole thing. The script could well be either a hit or a True Detective blue-balls-of-the-heart miss, but I have trust in the writers for now. 

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    ThiagoGarcia
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    Tim Goodman found the pilot underwhelming: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/tca-journal-7-worrying-hbo-814725

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    Atypical
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    Trailer looks great. Who knew? Lead Actor in a Drama Series next year, yikes.

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    [quote=”hadilf”]

    [quote=”moviefan61794″]

    Lewis and Giamatti coming for blood next year. YES. Siff and Akerman also look pretty good. This could be a really big contender.

    Exactly, I would say it is a huge contender.  Always liked this thing from Giamatti about giving yourself completely to the role , looks a like a meatier role for him.  Won’t even comment on Lewis, gave my favorite performance from the decade in “Marine One”.
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    He was even better in “Q&A”. 
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    I wouldn’t say he was better, but he was definetely, in my opinion, as good as he was in “Marine One”, it is just a matter of taste for me , I prefer “Marine One” because his performance was so physical there and it was really my cup of tea, but in “Q&A” he is just hypnotic showing lots of emotions without saying hardly anything. Two fantastic performances. 

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