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It’s the fourth season of Billions, the financial criminal drama on Showtime, and Axe Capital head Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) and US District Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) have formed an unexpected but deliciously exciting partnership, with Wendy Rhoades brokering the detente. The goal for all: revenge. Axe is in it for Taylor Mason, who has walked away with the backing of Grigor Andalov (John Malkovich) and now possibly the money of the Sheik of Qadir, a made up Middle Eastern country. Rhoades has been maneuvered out of his Attorney General job and is out for blood – but finds his connections limited in the new role he’s fashioned for himself as power broker.
In the first season of Billions, the cat and mouse game between Axe Capital head Bobby Axelrod (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 was at a breaking point, culminating in Rhoades’ complicated maneuver to entrap Axelrod. In the third season, Axelrod had been compromised but is still fighting while Rhoades must face the consequences of his vengeance.
Each season of Billions has seen more and more filming locations in New York City. 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.
9. The Feast of San Gennaro
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The annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is one of New York City’s largest events is in its 93rd year in 2019. The festival, which runs along Mulberry Street from Canal Street in Little Italy to Houston Street, is an 11-day salute to the patron saint of Naples. From cannoli eating contests, musical performances, religious blessings of the food stands, and celebrity appearances, it’s not surprising that Chuck and Police Commissioner Richie Sansome (actor Michael Rispoli who you’re also seeing in The Deuce), would announce his candidacy for New York State Attorney General at the Feast of San Gennaro.
Based on how this scene is shot close in, it appears that the aerial shot of the Feast was taken last September during the actual 92nd annual festival but the scene itself and closeups may have been recreated later.