'Billions' Season 6: Peloton 'did not agree' to use of bike in Wag's heart attack scene

Previously, it was on HBO Max's 'And Just Like That', that saw Chris Noth's Mr Big killed off following an intense session on the Peloton


                            'Billions' Season 6: Peloton 'did not agree' to use of bike in Wag's heart attack scene
Wags on the Peloton bike from 'Billions' Season 6 Episode 1 (Showtime)
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'Billions' Season 6 premiere put enough light on Peloton. The Showtime drama sees Mike 'Wags' Wagner suffer a non-fatal cardiac arrest after using the Peloton bike and the fitness brand later issued a statement saying it did not approve the scene. “We get TV shows to want to include @onepeloton to get people talking, but to be clear, we did *not* agree for our brand or IP to be used on @SHO_Billions or provide any equipment,” read a statement on Twitter. "As the show itself points out, cardio-vascular exercise helps people lead long, happy lives."

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Previously, it was on HBO Max's 'And Just Like That', the 'Sex and the City' sequel series saw Chris Noth's Mr Big killed off following an intense session on the Peloton bike. 'Billions' showrunner, Brian Koppelman claimed it to be a coincidence. He said the episode was filmed last April and after the death of Mr Big, the writers decided to add a quick scene in the premiere where Wags returns triumphantly to the office saying, "I’m not going out like Mr. Big" amid raucous cheers and applause.

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"That was all in the show, written a year ago and shot in April," he said. But after "And Just Like That..." aired, "our phones blew up from everyone on the show texting each other," Koppelman added. "So all we did differently was add one line." Per a CNBC report, it was reported that Peloton was contemplating hitting pause on the low-end bole for a couple of months, but CEO John Foley said the "rumors that we are halting all production of bikes and Treads" as "false." While it was a staple for home workouts during the pandemic, the opening of gyms spells a headache. Plus Mr Big dying, and Wags getting a heart attack is quite the bummer for the brand, although it was a fun reference.

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'Billions' Season 6 airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on Showtime.