EXCLUSIVE: Showtime continues to invest in Billions, internally renewing the drama for Season 4, insiders inform RenewCancelTV.
About Showtime’s Billions:
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis) are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other.
The fourth season of Billions is slated to premiere in 2019.
Billions Season 4 has not been set as the last in the series, per insiders, leaving the door open to a potential fifth season in 2020.
UPDATED with Showtime press release, confirming our announcement:
SHOWTIME(R) ORDERS FOURTH SEASON OF “BILLIONS”
Current Season Moves To 9 PM ET/PT Starting Next Sunday, May 6
NEW YORK – April 26, 2018 – SHOWTIME has picked up a fourth season of its hit drama series BILLIONS. Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the third season of BILLIONS currently airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and will move to 9 p.m. ET/PT starting next Sunday, May 6 to anchor the night and serve as the lead-in for the season two premiere of I’M DYING UP HERE. The season three premiere of BILLIONS was its highest-rated ever, up 23 percent from last year. BILLIONS ranks as the network’s No. 2 drama series behind HOMELAND. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
“BILLIONS continues to build its audience as it explores the heights of power and wealth even as it plumbs the depths of the human psyche,” said Levine. “Brian and David are gifted, propulsive storytellers and we can’t wait to see where they and their extraordinary cast will take us in season four.”
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 those played by the rest of the stellar cast, including Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon and Jeffrey DeMunn. BILLIONS is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Billions Season 5…