When will ‘Billions’ Season 5 Episode 8 air? Here's what to expect when it returns from Covid-19 break
Shedding light on the midseason finale, showrunner Brian Koppelman tweeted, 'Tonight is the midseason finale of @SHO_Billions'
If you've watched the weekend's midseason finale of ‘Billions’, you might be waiting to catch more episodes of the brilliant Showtime series. However, the season ends with the seventh episode for now.
After watching Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Mike Prince's (Corey Stoll) rivalry, fans can't stop wondering what will happen next. Moreover, Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) seems to have the "good doctor" by his side after Dr Swerdlow's entry. Played by Rick Hoffman aka Louis Litt from ‘Suits’, it will be interesting to see if his character can help his father get better.
Since Episode 7 'The Limitless Sh*t' has been billed as the "midseason finale", sooner or later the other episodes will drop as well. Shedding light on the anticipated comeback, showrunner Brian Koppelman tweeted, "Tonight is the midseason finale of @SHO_Billions. David Costabile, who plays Wags, directed and did terrific work. We all can’t wait to get back to work and finish the season when it’s safe. Hope you dig the show tonight."
"Can’t wait, the season so far has been amazing and an inspiration for me as a writer — I can’t wait to see what happens next!" one fan posted and another said, "Damn that sucks but I’m so excited for the rest of the season. it got better with every episode." Praising the series and Koppelman's work, one viewer wrote, "Already watched and not giving away any spoilers but you used a quote from one of my sister's favorite movies. Great mid-season finale. Can’t wait for you to be safe to go back to work. You must miss everyone so much."
Anticipating the release, many fans are pouring out their love for the show. "Axe is getting ready for war, but I hope I don’t have to wait long to see the next episode #Billions," one fan said and another posted, "Axe is pissed next episode will be crazy to see what he does #Billions."
Amid the coronavirus crisis, it's hard to predict the exact date when the show will be back but it suffices to say that it will probably be in the next year. As per latest reports, the finance drama series has not yet returned to production for its final five episodes of season five, which were interrupted by the COVID-19 production shutdown. Largely shot in or around New York, the series will remain in continuous production for season six once they come back on floors.
Recently, the production house also revealed that the series has been renewed for the sixth season. "Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, season five will return with five new episodes in 2021, with season six to follow," Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc, announced on October 1, 2020. The series will return with five new episodes for Season 5 followed by Season 6 in 2021.
Going by the format in the past few years, while Season 1 premiered on January 17, 2016, Season 2 premiered on February 19, 2017, and both Season 3 and Season 4 dropped in March in the subsequent years. Season 5, however, aired in May last year. There's a strong possibility that Season 6 might follow the same pattern and release sometime by mid-2021 in the months of April or May. We will update this space with the latest reports.
For now, catch all the episodes of the previous five seasons of ‘Billions’ on the Showtime app and Hotstar.