The Showtime original drama series Billions has been renewed for a sixth season on the premium network, according to Deadline. Currently, the show is in the midst of its fifth season run and has yet to return to production for the remaining five episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the sixth season, actor Corey Stoll (The Strain, House of Cards), who portrays Mike Prince, will be promoted to the regular main cast.
Created by Brian Koppelman (Rounders), Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail), and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen), Billions premiered in 2016 and has aired 55 of its episodes with the remaining five episodes of the fifth season yet to hit the small screen. The series centers on financial crime and the cat and mouse chase between US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the crooked hedge fund manager, Bobby Axelrod.
The cast includes Paul Giamatti (John Adams, Win Win) as Rhoades, Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers) as Axelrod, Malin Akerman (The Comeback, 27 Dresses), Toby Leonard Moore (Daredevil, John Wick), Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead), Kelly AuCoin (The Americans), Condola Rashad (Master of None, Sex and the City 2), David Costabile (Suits, The Wire, Breaking Bad), and Asia Kate Dillion (Orange is the New Black). The series is executive produced by the likes of Koppelman, Sorkin, Levien, Neil Burger (Limitless), and many more.
Currently, there is no anticipated date for the resuming of the fifth season’s production nor a potential start date for the sixth season either. The current plan for Billions fifth season’s remaining episodes is that they will be filmed and prepped for premiere in 2021.