Showtime Renews ‘BILLIONS’ For a Third Season
Showtime announced that they’ve renewed BILLIONS for a season 3!
The show delivered the network’s biggest sophomore debut since Homeland, and had its best telecast of the season this past Sunday night, up 13 percent versus the season 2 premiere telecast.
David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. said:
“BILLIONS continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance. It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”
Season 2 picks up immediately after the season 1 finale, as hard-charging US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Season 2 finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction.
Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti, Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman. Also starring Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad. Season 2 guest stars includes Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon, and Eric Bogosian.
Billions is created, written and executive produced by show runners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
BILLIONS airs Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.