Showtime has renewed the network’s hit drama series, “Billions,” for a third season. The pickup comes after “Billions”delivered the network’s biggest season 2 premiere since “Homeland.”
David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. stated in the announcement, “BILLIONS continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” he added, “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season two is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in season three.”
The cast of “Billions” stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad. “Season two of BILLIONS picked up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. 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,” according to Showtime’s press release. Wendy Rhoades (Siff) is the estranged wife of Chuck, and Akerman plays the role of Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife, Lara.
New episodes of “Billions” air on Sundays at 9 pm ET on Showtime.
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