Showtime just announced Billions will return to kick off its third season on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT. The critically acclaimed dramatic series also unveiled a two-minute teaser trailer for the upcoming third season starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti.
Season two ranked as the number two drama on Showtime, averaging five million viewers, with only Homeland ranking higher in viewership. Billions season two gained viewers as the season went on, with the finale improving 35% over the season premiere’s numbers.
Billions was created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Koppelman and Levien serve as executive producers and showrunners.
The Season 3 Plot: Season three of Billions finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted on its axis. Both men are still determined to destroy the other, but must also battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) Chuck’s wife and Axe’s performance coach, is all in for both of them, an uneasy and dangerous position for her, and one that ultimately puts her to a decision that could alter the direction of her life irrevocably.
Money, power, justice and revenge are all on the line for each of these characters as well as for the rest of the stellar cast, including Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon, and Jeffrey DeMunn. Clancy Brown guest stars this season as Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat, the new Attorney General who has a compelling portfolio of accomplishments, a wicked intellect, and a serious interest in both Chuck and Bobby Axe.
A Look Back at Season 2: Season two picked up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squared off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It was law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Season two found the characters vying for control in a changing world that presented an existential threat. For all of them, it was a choice between evolution and extinction.