Showtime is picking up "Billions," a new drama about power politics set in the New York world of high finance. The 12-episode series will star Oscar nominee
"Billions" will be written by Brian Koppelman and
The fictional drama will take an insider's view of the high-finance world by exploring the inevitable collision between two larger-than-life figures -- hard-charging and politically savvy U.S. Atty. Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis).