“Billions” is getting an early renewal, the new Showtime series just wrapped the biggest premiere week ever for the network. SHOWTIME has picked up the drama “BILLIONS” for a second season, the confirmation was made earlier today.
BILLIONS had the best series debut performance ever for a SHOWTIME original series with 6.5 million viewers, besting the series premiere of RAY DONOVAN by 7 percent. Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.
If you are new to BILLIONS, the network describes the show a contemporary drama series, one that, “melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).”
Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders). The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail).