The second season of Billions, the financial criminal drama on Showtime, is well underway. In the first season, the cat and mouse game between Axe Capital head Bobby Axelrose (Damien Lewis) and US District Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) underwent some twist and turns, complicated by the fact that Rhoades’ wife Wendy is the resident psychiatrist at Axe Capital. With the second season, the drama between is at a breaking point.
While a lot of the action does take place in the suburbs of New York, there are a plethora of New York City film locations in Billions. With a lot of the filming done close to the faces, sleuthing the locations on this show was particularly fun. We’ve discovered that there have been some inaccuracies in fan listed film locations we’ve seen elsewhere online, so consider this a definitive guide to film locations in Billions.
1. U.S. District Attorney’s Office
We get a great aerial view of lower Manhattan in the opening of season 1 (after the S&M scene between Rhoades and Wendy, of course). Behind the Manhattan Municipal Building is the U.S. District Attorney’s office, a mid-century Brutalist building located next to St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, a congregation formed in 1944. The Neoclassical style church has the words “Beati Qui Ambulant In Lege Domini (“Blessed are those who walk in God’s law”) inscribed on the front. Many justice institutions are centered at this location, just near City Hall and the Municipal Building.