Home Television TV: Showtime Series “Billions” Seeks First Ever Non-Binary Actor for Recurring Role

EXCLUSIVE You know, I love “Billions” on Showtime. The Brian Koppelman-David Levien drama stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

Now, for the second season, “Billions” breaks new ground. They’re looking for a non-binary actor.

A new character called, Taylor, I am told, is described in casting notices around town “as any ethnicity, Female-born Gender Non-binary (Please Google ‘Gender Non binary’ if you don’t know what it is). Early 20s. Brilliant grad student, smartest person in every room. Recurring Role. Multiple episode arc. Must be available and living in New York City.”

Where else would they be? When I read it fast I thought it said granary, and this was a gluten free thing. Alas, it’s something else.

According to the interweb:

Non-binary gender (see also genderqueer) describes any gender identity which does not fit within the binary of male and female. Those with non-binary genders can feel that they:

  • Have an androgynous (both masculine and feminine) gender identity, such as androgyne.
  • Have an identity between male and female, such as intergender.
  • Have a neutral or non-existant gender identity, such as agender or neutrois.
  • Have multiple gender identities, such as bigender or pangender.
  • Have a gender identity which varies over time, known as genderfluid.
  • Have a weak or partial connection to a gender identity, known as demigender.
  • Be intersex and identify as intersex, know as amalgagender
  • Have a culturally specific gender identity which exists only within the culture they or their ancestors belong to.
  • Otherwise feel that their gender is neither fully male nor fully female.

Well. It means neither female nor male. “Billions” is cutting edge, and I fully expect it to receive a lot of Emmy nominations. That last episode of season 1 is still seared in my memory. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

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