Showtime will keep making ‘Billions’: Damian Lewis & Paul Giamatti drama returning for season 3

Showtime will keep making “Billions.” The premium cable network announced on March 8 that the tense financial-industry drama will return for a third season. The series stars Paul Giamatti as ruthless US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and Damian Lewis as billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, who are at war with each other.

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Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins said in a statement, “’Billions’ continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance. It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season two is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in season three.”

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This renewal announcement comes after the show successfully returned for its second season on Sunday, February 19, which the network reports was its highest rated second season premiere since “Homeland” returned for its sophomore year in 2012. “Billions” was created by Andrew Ross Sorkin, who wrote the book that inspired the 2011 HBO telefilm “Too Big to Fail,” and the series also stars Maggie Siff, Malin Ackerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.

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