Showtime announced its winter lineup today at TCA, setting return dates for its Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama series Homeland and critically praised Billions. Homeland Season 6 will premiere Sunday, January 15 at 9 PM and Season 2 of Billions debuts Sunday, February 19 at 10 PM.
Both series are shooting in New York this summer with Homeland returning to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin. New seasons of both series will be available on Showtime on-air, on demand and over the internet.
Homeland Season 6 picks up several months after Carrie (Claire Danes) thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin. She’s back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after-effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Homeland, based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff, was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season six will be Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. Homeland has already been renewed for two additional seasons beyond season six.
Billions stars Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and Damian Lewis as billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. 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. 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.