Showtime has ordered its first drama pilot this year, co-written by CNBC “Squawk Box” host Andrew Ross Sorkin.
The Hollywood Reporter reports “Billions” will focus on an aggressive U.S. attorney going up against some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country. Sorkin co-wrote the series with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who co-wrote movies like “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Rounders” together.
This is Sorkin’s second small screen pickup: his best-selling book on the 2008 banking collapse, “Too Big to Fail,” was made into an HBO movie in 2011.
Sorkin was off for this morning’s “Squawk Box.” Yesterday, he echoed his co-writer’s enthusiasm.