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Brian Koppelman and David Levien give a behind-the-scenes look into Billions, Season 5. Following each episode's airing on Showtime, the podcast will unpack the writing of the script, exclusive stories from production, the ideas behind the music cues, and much more. The 12-episode podcast season will also include interviews with cast and crew members as well as bonus podcast episodes devoted to inside stories from Billions.

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Brian Koppelman and David Levien give a behind-the-scenes look into Billions, Season 5. Following each episode's airing on Showtime, the podcast will unpack the writing of the script, exclusive stories from production, the ideas behind the music cues, and much more. The 12-episode podcast season will also include interviews with cast and crew members as well as bonus podcast episodes devoted to inside stories from Billions.

    "Contract," Season 5, Episode 5 With Eva Victor

    "Contract," Season 5, Episode 5 With Eva Victor

    Before getting into "Contract," S5E5 of 'Billions,' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss diving into Bobby Axelrod's childhood; the greatness of the episode's director, Adam Bernstein; and the costume and wardrobe department's effect on the show; they also explain some obscure references and shout-out some guest-cast performances (0:30). They next speak with actress, writer, and comedian Eva Victor about her signature style-satire videos; the dynamic relationship between her character, Rian, and Winston; how Eva's part came about; set stories; and more (36:06).

    • 54 min
    "Opportunity Zone," Season 5, Episode 4, With Maggie Siff | Behind the Billions

    "Opportunity Zone," Season 5, Episode 4, With Maggie Siff | Behind the Billions

    Before diving into S5E4, "Opportunity Zone," 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the challenges of filming the opening scene of Episode 4, having Daymond John of "Shark Tank" on the show and the insight he provided, Dominique Wilkins set stories, listener questions, obscure references, and more (0:45). Then they talk with actress Maggie Siff about her coaching scene with Frank Grillo's character, Nico Tanner, auditioning for the part of Wendy Rhodes, the toughest scenes to play as Wendy, and more (35:23).

    • 56 min
    "Beg, Bribe, Bully," Season 5 Episode 3 With Ben Mezrich | Behind the Billions

    "Beg, Bribe, Bully," Season 5 Episode 3 With Ben Mezrich | Behind the Billions

    Before diving into S5E3, "Beg, Bribe, Bully," 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss real-life examples of billionaire feuds, script-to-screen changes, a stellar performance from the assistant director, guest cast members, obscure references, and more (0:40). Then they talk with author Ben Mezrich about his time in the writers' room as consulting producer for Season 5 of 'Billions' (32:44). 

    • 58 min
    “The Chris Rock Test” Season 5, Episode 2 With Corey Stoll | Behind The Billions

    “The Chris Rock Test” Season 5, Episode 2 With Corey Stoll | Behind The Billions

    Before diving into S5E2, “The Chris Rock Test,” 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss some parallels between ‘Billions’ and real-life billionaire behavior as well as how the location manager and prop master truly shined in Season 5's second episode (0:30). Then they talk to Corey Stoll, who plays Michael Prince, about his character, joining an already established show, learning from his castmates, filming at Mohonk Mountain House, and more (36:40).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "The New Decas" Season 5, Episode 1 With Becky Lynch | Behind the Billions

    "The New Decas" Season 5, Episode 1 With Becky Lynch | Behind the Billions

    'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the show returning for its fifth season, what a showrunner really does, the importance of season openers, and Episode 1 of Season 5 of 'Billions,' "The New Decas" (0:20), before talking to "The Man" Becky Lynch about her cameo in Episode 1 (32:20).

    • 50 min
    Introducing 'Behind the Billions' 

    Introducing 'Behind the Billions' 

    Brian Koppelman and David Levien give a behind-the-scenes look into 'Billions,' Season 5. After each episode's airing on Showtime, the podcast will unpack the writing of the script, exclusive stories from production, the ideas behind the music cues, and much more. The 12-episode podcast season will also include interviews with cast and crew members as well as bonus podcast episodes devoted to inside stories from 'Billions.'

    Hosts: Brian Koppelman and David Levien

    • 58 sec

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