These shows are right on the money for fans of Billions
All five seasons of drama series Billions, about the cat-and-mouse game between Damian Lewis’s billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s ruthless US Attorney Chuck Rhoades are now available to stream on Showmax.
While you wait for new episodes to land on Showmax and DStv, try these other shows about both fictional and real-life characters who have done whatever it takes to go from rags to riches.
HBO’s Industry: series, on Showmax
Industry is an exhilarating dive into the world of international finance, as seen through the eyes of ambitious twenty-somethings struggling to secure their futures. The BBC-HBO series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London – but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs, and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether there’s more to life than the bottom line.
McMillion$: documentary, on Showmax
In the 1990s, the fast-food chain ran a Monopoly game promotion giving away prizes to its customers. This six-part docuseries tells the story of a conman who stole $24 million through a scam linked to the competition.
On Becoming A God in Central Florida: series, on Showmax
In this dark comedy, Kirsten Dunst plays Krystal Stubbs, a down-on-her-luck mom who works at a water park in the late 90s. When her husband dies, she finds out that he had stopped paying his life insurance premiums to invest in a pyramid scheme, leaving her bankrupt. So she sets out for revenge, and decides to play the game by her own rules to climb up the pecking order of the pyramid scheme, lying, swindling and cheating anyone and everyone in her path.
Succession S1-3: series, on Showmax
This series from HBO is about filthy rich media tycoon Logan Roy (Brian Cox), one of the most influential and probably one of the most terrifying people in the world, and his family, who are all trying to get their cut of Waystar Royco’s profits and power when Logan’s health issues force him to take a step back.
The Scheme: documentary, on Showmax
The Scheme tells the revealing, no-holds-barred tale of Christian Dawkins, the young man at the centre of one of the biggest criminal cases in collegiate sports history, a basketball scandal that rocked America.
Power S1-6: series, on Showmax
Just when you thought life couldn’t become more twisted or dangerous for James “Ghost” St Patrick, Season 6 hits us with more dramatic twists. Once you’ve streamed all previous seasons, brace yourself for some more shocking deaths and for a final season that is less about redemption, and more about revenge. Don’t miss the spin-off, Power Book II: Ghost, on Showmax.