The cast of season five of Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama Billions just expanded to include Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll as guest stars. Filming is currently underway on the upcoming season which is expected to premiere next spring.
Per Showtime, Margulies has signed on to play “Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author.” Stoll is set to take on the role of “Michael Prince, a business titan from a small town in Indiana.”
Stoll’s character will have a season-long arc.
Billions stars Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, and Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades. The cast also includes Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Mason, David Costabile as Mike ‘Wags’ Wagner, Condola Rashad as Kate Sacker, Kelly AuCoin as ‘Dollar’ Bill Stearn, and Jeffrey DeMunn as Chuck Rhoades, Sr.
The series was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien who also serve as executive producers and showrunners. Andrew Ross Sorkin also co-created Billions.
Julianna Margulies’ credits include ER, The Good Wife, The Hot Zone, Dietland, and The Sopranos. Corey Stoll’s recent credits include Ant-Man, House of Cards, Homeland, The Strain, The Deuce, and Girls.
A Look Back at Season 4:
In season four of Billions, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Siff), the chief counselor to each, came together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (guest star Clancy Brown).
Ambition and betrayal have long been at the heart of Billions, and last season all the characters found out exactly how high a price they had to pay to satisfy those needs.