Pssst. Here’s an insider stock tip: Billions has been renewed for season 5 by Showtime. Deadline first reported the news. Also, don’t follow up on that tip. Insider trading is illegal. It sent Martha Stewart to jail
Billions has evolved into Showtime‘s trademark drama. The stock market-centric show has inspired a cadre of devoted fans online and is good for around 4.2 million viewers per episode. Despite getting off to an inauspicious start, the show’s brand of cynical humor and storytelling has aged well four seasons in.
“Billions’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. said in a statement. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their brilliant cast have in store for us in season five.”
Billions was created Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Koppelman and Levien continue to executive produce the series and serve as showrunners.
Billions Season 5 Release Date
Billions season 5 debuts on Sunday, May 3 at 9 p.m. ET. The previous four seasons of Billions have premiered in January, February, and March. Why are you avoiding April, cowards?
Billions Season 5 Cast
Billions season 4 cleared the decks a bit in terms of cast so expect some new faces for season 5.
Two of those new faces will be Corey Stoll and Julianna Marguiles, according to Deadline. Stoll will play Mike Prince, a successful businessman from Indiana. Marguiles will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League business professor and best-selling author.
Billions stars Paul Giamatti as (now former) district attorney Chuck Rhoades and Damian Lewis as Rhoades’ rival, brilliant stock trader Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. In Billions Season 4, alliances and relationships changed and Chuck and Axe found themselves united for the greater good…or just for the greater good of their own respective worlds. But for season 5, Axe and Chuck look to be at each other’s throats once again.
Asia Kate Dillon also stars as Taylor Mason, a one-time acolyte of Axe turned rival. Now Taylor will be working with Chuck to bring Axe down…or so we believe. Maggie Siff will return as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife who finds herself growing closer with Axe. David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, and Jeffrey DeMunn are all confirmed to return.