LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Damian Lewis attends The Charles Finch & CHANEL 2023 Pre-BAFTA Party at 5 Hertford Street on February 18, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Max Cisotti/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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12 Shows Like Billions You Definitely Need To See
Viewers who loved Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) in “Billions” will be blown away by Lewis’ talent as Marine sergeant Nicholas Brody in “Homeland.” The series follows CIA officer Carrie Mathison, and during Season 1, she's convinced Brody was turned by Al-Qaeda after being taken as a prisoner of war.
Sons of Anarchy
Before playing Wendy Rhoades in “Billions,” Maggie Siff was Dr. Tara Knowles, a formidable mother with some heavy baggage and a steel backbone, in “Sons of Anarchy.” Both characters share similarities, namely their intellect and resiliency, but portraying Tara pushed Siff to dig deep into a very complex woman driven by love.
The Strain
Corey Stoll joined the cast of “Billions” after Damien Lewis left, and his character Mike Prince took over Axe Capital. A “House of Cards” Golden Globe nominee, Stoll is a star who fits in seamlessly with the show's excellent cast, and though his list of acting credits is long and fascinating, viewers should start with “The Strain.”
Dexter: New Blood
Known for his role in “The Shawshank Redemption,” Clancy Brown plays Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat, a corrupt U.S. Attorney General in “Billions.” Brown is often typecast as an intimidating antagonist, putting his deep, full-bodied voice to good use like as the Runaway Killer, a fellow serial murderer in “Dexter: New Blood.”
Few shows depict dysfunctional families the way “Succession” does. Like “Billions,” “Succession” follows the ultra-rich and how wealth, power, and greed can serve as a catalyst for destruction. Beyond complicated family dynamics, “Billions” fans will get their fill of being on the inside of these characters’ lifestyles.