Fans of Billions are in for a surprise treat. Today, Showtime released the series’ season two premiere online ahead of its TV debut next week.
The drama centers on the conflict between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.
Billions debuts on Showtime on February 19th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. But you can watch the premiere episode early below:
NEW YORK, NY – February 10, 2017 – SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide the chance to sample the season two premiere of the network’s compelling drama series BILLIONS for free, ahead of its linear debut on Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starting today, consumers who do not subscribe to SHOWTIME can watch the season two premiere for free now on YouTube and SHO.com. Consumers can also sample the premiere of BILLIONS for free across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites and applications and free On Demand channels.
SHOWTIME subscribers can watch the season two premiere of BILLIONS on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) now. The episode is also available on the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple(R), Google and Roku(R), as well as through Amazon Channels, Hulu, Sony PlayStation(TM) Vue and Samsung TVs, as well as through TV providers’ authenticated online services.
Immediately following the BILLIONS season premiere on-air on February 19, SHOWTIME will make the second episode available early only to subscribers starting at 11 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME ANYTIME, affiliate online platforms and via the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service and streaming service providers, and at midnight on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND.
Season two of BILLIONS picks up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian 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. Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin 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. Guest stars this season 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 and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.”
What do you think? Do you watch Billions? Are you excited for the new season?