Brody's back! OK, not really!
Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime, but not as everyone's favorite solider-turned-traitor-turned Claire Danes' leading man and baby daddy on Homeland. Lewis and Paul Giamatti are set to star in Showtime's new drama series Billions, the network announced on Tuesday.
"The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Showtime boss David Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood's most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show's authenticity and insider look will have great appeal to a discerning audience."
Billions will take an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures: Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), the politically savvy U.S. Attorney, and Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis), a brilliant and ambitious hedge fund king.
Also starring in the series that our DVR is already impatiently waiting to set a series record for? Sons of Anarchy's Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad. Billions will go into production in New York later this year, and the 12-episode first season will premiere in 2016.
After devastating viewers with his (more-than-year-old spoiler alert warning!) character's shocking and brutal death in the season three finale, Lewis, who won an Emmy for his work as Brody, made a surprising return in season four, when Carrie (Danes) went off her meds and had a hallucination of her former love. Since exiting Homeland, Lewis went on to star in the British miniseries Wolf Hall as Henry VIII.
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