Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis go head to head in the intense trailer for Billions season two, which raises the stakes both personally and professionally for both the attorney and the dodgy hedge fund manager.
During the recent 2017 Television Critics Association press tour, star Lewis discusses just how hard things are going to get for his character, particularly in his marriage to Lara (Malin Akerman). “You see vulnerabilities in them. There’s a fracturing there as the game, as the desire to win starts to become burdensome. People get taken for granted, and I think maybe his wife was one of them a little bit, but these vulnerabilities and frailties start to emerge,” Lewis commented.
Giamatti also weighed in on his character’s marital problems with Wendy (Maggie Siff). “Things are exposed in him. He’s hit by Axelrod with something that also throws him back in his heels. He’s really vulnerable in a lot of ways,” said Giamatti.
Since its premiere January last year, Billions has captivated fans with its smart scripting, talented cast and the vicious war of minds between its two leads. The second season starts on February 19, 2017.