Showtime has released the poster and first trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of its hit drama series Billions. The series, starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, will premiere its second season on Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is currently in production in New York City, and the show's premiere delivered the biggest ratings in Showtime history, luring in 2.99 million viewers over various platforms.
Season 2 picks up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It's law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck's estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe's fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. The trailer shows that both Rhoades and Axelrod will stop at nothing to take each other out.
Season 2 finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it's a choice between evolution and extinction. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. Guest stars this season include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler and Eric Bogosian. Billions is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Showtime is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to Showtime via Amazon Channels, Hulu and Sony PlayStation(R) Vue. For more information about Billions, visit Sho.com/BillionsOnShowtime, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions. Last year, Showtime ran a promotion where they gave away three-month premium memberships to Spotify, but it remains to be seen if the premium cable network will offer any similar giveaways leading into the second season.
Showtime also recently announced that the sixth season of Homeland will debut on Sunday, January 15, a series that Billions' Damian Lewis previously starred in. The actor starred in the first three seasons of the critically-acclaimed drama series, winning a Golden Globe and scoring two Emmy nominations for his performance as Nicholas Brody. On the big screen, he recently starred in Our Kind of Traitor and he is currently filming Ocean's Eight, which will hit theaters next summer. Paul Giamatti most recently starred in Straight Outta Compton and Morgan on the big screen. Take a look at the new trailer and poster for Billions below.