Showtime has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama series Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. In addition, the series, which currently airs Sundays at 10 PM, will move to 9 PM 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.
Billions continues to be a strong ratings performer for Showtime. The season three premiere on March 25 was its highest-rated ever, up 23 percent from last year. Billions ranks as the network’s No. 2 drama series behind Homeland.
“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 Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks. “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.
Malin Ackerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon and Jeffrey DeMunn round out the cast.
Billions is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin.