'Billions' Season 6: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the hit Showtime series

Largely shot in or around New York, ‘Billions’ will remain in continuous production for Season 6 once the cast and crew are back to work


                            'Billions' Season 6: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the hit Showtime series
Bobby Axelrod and Wags (Showtime)

Showtime's ‘Billions’ has managed to capture billions of hearts. The fifth season might not even have been over but fans are already wondering when will Season 6 be out. Episode 7 'The Limitless S**t' was billed as the "midseason finale" for Season 5 but the rest of five episodes could not air due to the coronavirus crisis. 

As per Deadline, the finance drama series has not yet returned to production for its final five episodes of Season 5, 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 the cast and crew are back on floors. 

Now, the production house has 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. 

Bobby Axelrod (Showtime)

Release date

The series will return with five new episodes for Season 5 followed by Season 6 in 2021, as announced by Showtime Networks. Although an official date hasn't been revealed yet, we will update this space with the latest news.

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.

"The story's not over yet. Stay tuned for the return of #Billions," a tweet from the official Twitter handle reads. 



 

Plot

Season 5 Recap

In Season 5 of ‘Billions’, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney (Roma Maffia). Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets.

Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction.

Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades (Showtime)

Cast

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis (Getty Images)

Damian Lewis plays the pivotal role of Robert 'Bobby' Axelrod in 'Billions', whose character is loosely based on SAC Capital advisor Steve Cohen. The English actor is known for his role in HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers', which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. His role as the US Marine Sargeant Nicholas Brody in 'Homeland' earned him a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe award. 

Maggie Siff 

Maggie Siff (Getty Images)

Maggie Siff plays Wendy Rhoades, a psychiatrist, in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and wife of Chuck Rhoades Jr. She is known for her roles as Rachel Menken Katz on AMC's 'Mad Men' and Dr Tara Knowles on FX's 'Sons of Anarchy', for which she was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Paul Giamatti 

Paul Giamatti (Getty Images)

Paul Giamatti has predominantly worked in films and shows for over two decades. The actor is seen as Chuck Rhoades, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who later attempts a run for governor of New York and is elected Attorney General of New York. Some of the notable movies he has featured include, 'The Ides of March', '12 Years A Slave,' and the most-recent 'San Andreas.' 

Corey Stoll 

Actor Corey Stoll (Getty Images)

 

Corey Stoll was introduced in the role of business titan Michael Prince in season five. The 'House of Cards' actor who joined as a guest star has signed on to return as a series regular for season six. 

Season five guest star Julianna Margulies plays Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Creator

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Co-Directors David Levien (L) and Brian Koppelman (Getty Images)

 

'Billions' is co-created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. While Levine and Koppelman have collaborated for 'Rounders' and 'Ocean's Thirteen', Sorkin joined the duo for the first time for the series.

Where to watch 

Catch all the episodes from Season 1 to Season 5 of ‘Billions’ on Showtime Network or Showtime App. You can also watch it on the Hotstar streaming channel. Once the rest of the five episodes air, it will be telecasted on Showtime first and will then drop on Hotstar. 

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