Its been a long time coming, but SHOWTIME announced recently that season five of the hit drama series BILLIONS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy winner Damian Lewis, will return on Sunday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with five new episodes.
For fans looking to catch up, the season five premiere episode of BILLIONS is now available for free on YouTube, Showtime.com and Sho.com, as well as across multiple SHOWTIME partner platforms. All episodes are available to stream for subscribers on SHOWTIME and across all SHOWTIME partner platforms. BILLIONS has been renewed for season six, which will premiere early 2022.
In the second half of season five, the presence of powerful billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Alliances form, get ripped apart and form anew, and everyone from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Wendy (Maggie Siff) gets roped into the conflict, which comes very close to destroying all they hold dear. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Jeanane Garafolo will guest star as Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.
BILLIONS is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. For more information about BILLIONS, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.
TV show description:
This contemporary New York drama is set in the world of high finance. Wealth, influence, and corruption, connections, calculations, and machinations rule the day.
A sharp U.S. Attorney, Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) leads the charge against corruption in American finance. A storied prosecutor, Rhoades has reigned victorious in 81 insider trading trials. He has not lost one.
A self-made billionaire, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), controls one of the most lucrative hedge funds in the world. This fortuitous 9/11 survivor remembers his leaner roots, even while leading a luxurious lifestyle.
Despite his best intentions, the temptations of his world muddy the lines, for Axe. He plays his cards close to the vest.
Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) is a psychiatrist. She works for Axelrod as an in-house performance coach. She was hired by Axe Capital before her husband, Chuck, was U.S. Attorney.
Wendy is not inclined to sacrifice her own career for her man’s. When Chuck uncovers evidence implicating Axelrod, he takes great care in his approach. Is his caution due to experience, or his wife’s livelihood?
The beautiful Lara Axelrod (Malin Akerman) has taught herself how to play the role of a billionaire’s spouse. This former nurse has modest roots. She does what she must to protect her love ones and accomplish her own goals.
Tenacious Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) is a principled lawyer with a humble beginning. He looks up to Chuck, who in turn, considers Connerty his go-to guy. Who will prove to be the better man?
A WASP, the Chief Operating Officer of of Axe Capital, Mike “Wags” Wagner (David Costabile), must earn his keep. He has raised brown-nosing to an art form, but has proven to Axelrod that he is a reliable ally.
An ivy-league alum, DA Kate Sacker (Condola Rashad) has public service aspirations. Connerty recognizes the value this protégé brings to the team. He appreciates other things about her, too.