The first look at Showtime’s new series Billions heavily features Emmy and Golden Globe winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, who play two Type A personalities going head to head in the brutal world of New York City politics and finance. In one corner we have U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) whose political ambitions and moral compass place him on a collision course with hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) when the latter is suspected of fraudulent trading. The first teaser for Showtime’s new show, due out in the 2016 season, has Rhoades and Axelrod exchanging a variety of verbal blows that are presumably just hints of the fireworks that are to come. After all, between these two power players there are literally billions on the line, but you’ll have to tune in to see who wins the prize fight.
Check out the first teaser trailer for Billions below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Showtime’s Billions:
BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey.