Showtime has picked up Wall Street drama Billions, starring Damian Lewis.
CBS Corp.'s premium cable service has ordered a dozen installments of the high-stakes financial drama. The show, scheduled for a 2016 bow, will mark the return of Lewis to Showtime, where he earned a best actor Emmy for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody on Homeland.
Paul Giamatti is Lewis’ costar in Billions, with Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad as part of the cast.
Billions, written and executive-produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, will feature Lewis as hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. Giamatti is his antagonist, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades.
The order follows Showtime's greenlighting of scripted comedy with Andrew Dice Clay.