Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades will continue to go at it for another season on the Showtime hit, Billions. It has been announced that the cabler has renewed the critically acclaimed series for a sixth season.
With the renewal announcement, also comes the news that Corey Stoll, who guest-starred as Mike Prince, a social impact pioneer who poses a threat to Damian Lewis’ Axe’s dominance, has been promoted to series regular for the sixth season. The renewal also comes as the series has not yet returned to production for its final five episodes of season five, which were interrupted by the COVID-19 production shutdown. Season five launched on Showtime at the start of May with a seven-episode run through to June. The network hopes that the remaining five episodes will air in 2021 with season six to follow soon after. One idea is that when the show, which largely films in or around New York, returns to production on season five, they will stay in continuous production for season six.
Billions is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien and season five saw Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s Chuck Rhoades vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney, played by Roma Maffia, and Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon, is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades, played by Maggie Siff, reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. Season five also saw guest star Julianna Margulies playing Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor, and bestselling author. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, and Jeffrey DeMunn.
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