“I hear his name in my sleep and underneath every thought I have.” Such is the relationship between Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti’s characters in Showtime’s hit drama series Billions. We’re getting a first look at Season 2 in the teaser trailer dropped today by the premium cabler.
Season two picks up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Season two finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.
In the clip, we also get a glimpse of Danny Strong, who guest stars this season along with Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler and Eric Bogosian.
Billions is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Billions Season 2 premieres at Sunday, February 19 at 10 PM. Check out the trailer above.