Showtime’s “Billions” added Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll as guest stars for multiple episodes of the show’s fifth season.
The network announced that Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author. Stoll joins in a season-long arc as Michael Prince, a business titan from a small town in Indiana. The show stars Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis. The show is currently in production in New York and will return to the network in 2020. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn.
Fans might remember Margulies from her most recent role in the outbreak thriller mini-series “The Hot Zone,” produced by Ridley Scott. She is probably best known for her role as Carol Hathaway on the medical drama “ER,” for which she won an Emmy Award, and her role as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife,” for which she won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Marguiles has also won four individual Screen Actor Guild Awards.
Stoll is well known for his portrayal of Congressman Peter Russo in “House of Cards,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, and for his television roles in Showtime’s own “Homeland,” as well as “The Strain,” “The Deuce” and “Girls.” On the big screen he appeared in “First Man,” Ant-Man,” “Café Society,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “This Is Where I Leave You.”
In season four, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, came together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (guest star Clancy Brown).
The network teased, “Ambition and betrayal have long been at the heart of Billions, and last season all the characters found out exactly how high a price they had to pay to satisfy those needs.”
The show is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. The show might be coming to a close, but the series continues to be a hit for the network. “Billions averages upwards of 4.5M viewers per week across platforms.”
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