‘Billions’ filming in Sagamore | Local

BOLTON LANDING – The deli counter at Tops Market was particularly busy Thursday afternoon as members of the Showtime series “Billions” walked from their location to The Sagamore complex in the village for lunch.

“We heard she was too overwhelmed today because it was just constant,” said Scott Washburn, deputy manager of Tops store, referring to the deli manager. “We heard it was a film crew.”

The Sagamore was closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday as the Showtime series “Trillions” filmed its sixth season. The show stars Damian Lewis as hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as US attorney Chuck Rhoades.

“Billions” is an American TV shows created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Earlier this month, the show put out a casting call seeking extras from the area.

The casting director specifically asked for people from Lake George, Bolton Landing, Queensbury, Warrensburg, Glens Falls, Corinth and Whitehall. The casting call was also looking for people with high-end cars.

Washburn said he had never seen the show, but admitted having people in town at this time of year is good for tourism.

“Everything is closing more and more every day,” he said. “We’ll be at a point where we’re the only guys in town.”


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