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Billions gets second season

US cable net Showtime has given buzzy drama Billions a second season order. The show, which stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti and is set in the world of high-finance, was the best ever launch for premium net Showtime with 6.5 million viewers, beating Ray Donovan, which debuted with 6.1 million. Showtime is owned by […]

LA Screenings wrap: analysis

Another year of excess, exuberance and extreme selling at the Hollywood studios is over, but the nature of the mayhem is changing, writes Jesse Whittock The LA Screenings began as they shouldn’t – grey clouds and prolonged rain shows dampening the spirits of the buyers flying in to Hollywood (one local hyberbolically claimed California has not seen any “any […]

Showtime makes Billions

US premium cable channel Showtime has picked up a 12-part drama set in the world of high finance. Billions will follow the clash of two big business heavyweights, a politically savvy US Attorney, Chuck Rhoades, and an ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod. Actor Paul Giamatti (Sideways, left) will play Rhoades and Damian Lewis […]

Showtime orders a third season of Homeland

US cable network Showtime has ordered another season of its hit drama series Homeland. Season three will comprise 12x1hr episodes. The second season of the espionage drama, which stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, is being shown on Showtime at the moment. It has delivered strong ratings. The opening episode generated 5.2 million viewers (including […]