Showtime Channel introduced a new series in the first month of 2016: Billions series. The series, which started on January 17, 2016, will make the season finale after its first season of 12 episodes. It also received the approval of the second season before the third episode was published. The series has completed 5 seasons with a total of 55 episodes. The channel also announced the approval of the sixth season. Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin are the producers of the series.
The Plot and The Characters
Billionaire investor Bobby Axelrod became a billionaire with his ambitious personality and a bit of luck. He always manages his company for profit. Being a billionaire, he both helps those in need and does not neglect to spend money on himself. But his rise so quickly, that he has a lot of money and some suspicious circumstances cause the US Attorney General for the Southern District of New York to chase after Bobby with suspicions that he is doing dirty work and that he may be guilty. The great war between the two great powers has begun.
We follow Damien Lewis, who is remembered for his role as Brody in Homeland, as Bobby Axelrod, a billionaire (in his own words, very rich) in Billions series. We meet a man who is in love with power and is the tyrant of the financial market. Bobby is smart and likes to be in control.
We will watch as federal prosecutor Chuck Rhoades, and Paul Giamatti is on the other side of the scale. Notorious for winning all of his office's commercial lawsuits, Chuck is proud of his success and isn't afraid to fight. He's a very strict lawman. Predictably, Chuck will face Bobby and the stones on both sides will spill out.
The most important thing Bobby and Chuck have in common is Chuck's wife, Wendy. Wendy is Bobby's corporate psychologist and has been a big part of Bobby's success. Chuck will face off against Bobby, and his wife is working at the firm he's facing. Think about what will happen next. Pay extra attention to the character of Wendy, because she has the power to have a major impact on the plot of the series
It seems that Showtime wanted to attract the attention of bankers and investors along with Billions and Wall Street. Critics consider it certain that those on Wall Street will be connected to the series, on the other hand, it is thought that the audience who does not understand these works will like it very much. Because, as the title of one of the trailers released by the channel says, this series is not about money. In other words, we will watch other struggles, not how to become a billionaire on Wall Street.
In addition to its high IMDB rating of 8.4, Billions has been nominated for multiple Satellite Awards, a Critics' Choice Television Award, an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Pilot Casting, and Outstanding Drama Series in the 29th, 30th, 31st GLAAD Media Awards.