I'm always up for watching some insider trading drama, and Showtime will attempt to deliver some on January 17, 2016 when it debuts its new series, "Billions." The series stars Emmy award winner Paul "I'm not drinking any f***ing Merlot!" Giamatti and Damian Lewis "in a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance." Giamatti plays the hard-driving U.S. Attorney who is pursuing a big target in hedge fund mogul Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (played by Lewis).
In March 2015, Variety reported that Showtime had ordered 12 episodes of the series that was written and created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. Koppelman and Levien previously co-wrote films including Rounders (1998) and Runaway Jury (2003), and Sorkin is also the author of Too Big to Fail. Time suggests that Axelrod "bears some resemblance to Steven Cohen" but draw your own conclusions on that by checking out the full-length trailer below.