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Phil Hellmuth and Brandon Cantu Film Scene for Showtime's "Billions"

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  • Phil Hellmuth and Brandon Cantu look likely to appear in Season Two of Showtime's hit show Billions.

In case you've been living under a rock, you know that Phil Hellmuth has a love for the lights and camera of a television shoot like no other. Well, based on their Twitter feeds it looks like Hellmuth and fellow poker pro Brandon Cantu got themselves a little TV time this week, filming scenes for the hit Showtime TV series Billions.

The show which premiered in January of 2016 features a star-studded cast including Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, and Malin Akerman (pictured with Hellmuth) and dives in to the world of high finance and financial crimes. According to Wikipedia, the show draws inspiration from the life of poker industry villain, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who successfully shut down online poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in the United States on April 15, 2011.

We're certainly eager for Season Two after seeing a poker scene is certainly in the works for the show featuring Hellmuth and Cantu among others.

Phil Hellmuth Seems Impressed by the Stars of Billions

phil_hellmuthWhat time is it? What city am I in? Did I just sleep 3.5 hrs? 5:27 AM, Manhattan, and Yes! Here to shoot @SHO_Billions, 6 AM CPU CarPickUp
phil_hellmuthMan, actors work hard!! @Lewis_Damian hit the @SHO_Billions set yesterday at 6:30 AM, left 10:20 PM! Back before 9 AM... #Baller
phil_hellmuthGolden Globes & Emmy Award winner: and star of @SHO_Billions, Band of Brothers, Life, and Homeland has it together! My Ego would be flaring!

Brandon Cantu Wonders if He's an Official Actor Now

Brandon CantuWhat a day 16 Hrs of filming. I'll never watch a show the same again after knowing how much work goes into a scene.

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Lead image via Phil Hellmuth's Twitter

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