Billions Trailer: Showtime's New Trailer Looks Like Money

Damian Lewis’ time on Homeland may be over, but the actor is headed back to television very soon. This time around, he’s sticking with Showtime for the drama Billions, starring opposite Paul Giamatti. We’ve finally gotten a good look at the trailer for the new series, and it’s pretty snazzy. Give it a watch.

We’ve been hearing about Showtime’s Billions for well over a year now, but this is the first time we’ve really caught footage from the series, which follows Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a lawyer with a desire to butt heads with some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the US. He has a particular problem with Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a billionaire with a confident attitude and money to burn. There’s a cat and mouse game that is central to Billions that picks up after Rhoades’ team finds traces of a “suspect trading pattern” all linking back to Bobby and his cronies. Regardless of the potential ramifications of the inquiry, Axelrod doesn't seem like the type of man who will back down.

Along with Lewis and Giamatti, Billions will also prominently feature Malin Akerman, David Costabile, Maggie Siff, and many, many more. The latter casting should be good news for Sons of Anarchy fans. While Maggie Siff popped up in an episode of Mad Men during its final season, she hasn’t had a meaty role since Tara’s time was cut short on Sons of Anarchy at the end of Season 6. In Billions, she’ll play Wendy Rhoades, a psychiatrist who also happens to be married to Chuck.

Currently, Showtime hasn’t announced a premiere date for its upcoming drama, but the network has revealed it will be coming soon. In addition, new seasons of Homeland and The Affair are coming this fall, while Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex premiere this Sunday evening on the subscription cable network. So, the network's upcoming schedule is looking pretty interesting, indeed. (Although it probably won't be enough to catch Showtime up with subscription cable juggernauts HBO and Starz.)

Showtime already has a page set up for its latest series, so if you want to learn more, you can head to the network’s site. In the meantime, here’s what else the network has coming up this summer.

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