After just two weeks, Showtime has renewed their new Billions TV show for a second season. Currently airing on Sunday nights, there are 12 episodes in the first season. The season finale is expected to air on April 10th.
Here are the renewal details:
SHOWTIME(R) PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF NEW HIT SERIES BILLIONS, THE NETWORK’S HIGHEST-RATED FRESHMAN SERIES PREMIERE EVER
NEW YORK, NY – January 26, 2016 – On the heels of delivering the biggest premiere week ever for the network, SHOWTIME has picked up its new critically-acclaimed drama BILLIONS for a second season. BILLIONS had the best series debut performance ever for a SHOWTIME original series with 6.5 million viewers, besting the series premiere of RAY DONOVAN by 7 percent (with 6.1 million viewers in June 2013). Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.
BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama series that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders). The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). For more information about BILLIONS, visit http://s.sho.com/BillionsOnShowtime, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.
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What do you think? Do you like the Billions TV show? Do you plan to keep watching?