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Showtime Orders a Third Season of BILLIONS

By on March 8, 2017

Photo: James Minchin/SHOWTIME - Pictured: Malin Ackerman as Lara Axelrod, Damian Lewis as Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades

Showtime has ordered a third season of the hit drama series Billions it was announced today.

The series 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 two premiere telecast.

Starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman, Billions airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “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.”

Season two 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.

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 two 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.

Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.

Season two guest stars include 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 showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

The series is also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

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