Billions will continue to prosper at Showtime. The pay cabler has renewed the drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis for Season 6, TVLine has learned.
In addition, Corey Stoll has been promoted to series regular ahead of Season 6. The House of Cards vet was introduced in the first half of Season 5 as Mike Prince, a business titan and social impact pioneer who poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance. Asia Kate Dillon, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn round out the cast.
The Billions renewal follows Showtime’s previous pickups for Back to Life, The Chi, City on a Hill, The L Word: Generation Q, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Shameless (for an 11th and final season) and Work in Progress. Still awaiting word on their fates are the Don Cheadle comedy Black Monday (which aired its Season 2 finale on July 19) and White House satire Our Cartoon President (which is currently in its third season).
Showtime previously announced that Billions‘ fifth season would be split in two parts due to changes in production prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The second half of Season 5, which was originally supposed to bow this fall, will instead air sometime in 2021, followed by Season 6.
The network’s fall slate consists of the just-aired Comey Rule, Ethan Hawke’s Good Lord Bird (premiering Sunday, Oct. 4), Fred Armisen’s Moonbase 8 (premiering Sunday, Nov. 8; watch trailer) and Bryan Cranston’s Your Honor (premiering in December; watch trailer).
TVLine’s Cable Scorecard has been updated to reflect the Billions renewal. Are you looking forward to its return in 2021?
Billions has just gotten repetitive, and plain old boring
Respectfully disagree. This show never fails to entertain and to make the viewers have to think as they watch. A tremendous show and one that hopefully will last a few more seasons.
Best show on TV. It’s not even close..
AGREED! Best series on tv!
Respectfully AGREE…with your “Respectfully disagree”!!!
Best tv series in years! The actors are intriguing.
Which episodes are new this year? They stopped new episodes after 6?
WRONG WROG YOUR SO SMART WHERE AND WHEN DID PAUL AKA CHUCK MESS UP AND COULD OF HAD AXE BY HIS SHORTS BUT FOR GOOD AND NO WAY OUT BUT TO DO AS HE WANTED YOUR SO OH SMART NO ONE CAUGHT BUT ME
Good news! Corey Stoll is a great addition to the show.
Can’t wait for it to come back it’s a great show love it
ROSE I AGREE I LOVE I WISH CANTUE AND THE RUSSIAN TEAMED UP WITH SECRET TEAM OF MASON AND ??? WENDY SO WENDY GOT EVEN FOR AXE S JEALOUSY OF WENDY AND THE PAINTER AXE YOU HAD THE ANGEL IN YOUR HOUSE AND DIDNT EVEN CLIMB INTO BED ???/ COWARD I KNOW I WOULD OF CUDDLED WITH HER SHE S THAT GORGEOUS H M M M M
I imagine they are planning to film S6 immediately after S5. Would be most cost effective for the show. Being that they film in NY it still may be a while before they resume production though.
I can see S6 being the final season. With all the stars in this show im sure its an expensive production and contracts for the main actors may become too expensive soon.
Seasons 1-3 great, 4 OK, 5 sucked (so far). Played out.
Glad blue bloods is putting out more new episodes and not 1 a month!! Omg
YES!!!!! Why can’t we get a straight answer when the 2nd half of Season 5 will be back on!!!
SOOOOOOOOOO BILLIONS FAN OR BILLIONIANS ?? WHERE DID BILLIONS SCREW UP AND CHUCK COULD OF ??? SHOULD OF HAD AXE BY HIS SHORT HAIRS ??? YOU ALL CAN`T CALL YOUR SELF FANS OF THE GREATEST SHOW EVER NT REMEMBER WHERE CHUCKY HAD AXE LEFT HIM GO AND NEVER KNEW IT HAPPENED ??? BRIAN KOPPLEMAN YOU HAD THE SHOWS GREATEST BLOOPER AND I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAUGHT IT