CoVid-19 Temporarily Suspends Filming
by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline | April 1, 2020
This is not an April Fool’s joke. Deadline reports Billions season five will split into two.
Showtime has made more adjustments to its schedule as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which suspended all Hollywood production.
Black Monday and Billions, which were in production on their current/upcoming seasons when the shutdown occurred, will air partial seasons, with the rest of the episodes running at a later date after all production has been completed.
For both the unexpected spring finales will come at a natural point in the story arcs of their seasons. Showtime already two weeks ago moved in to stagger the remaining finished original episodes of Black Monday by shifting the comedy’s air pattern from two back-to-back new episodes premiering a week to one, beginning March 22, continuing through Sunday, April 12. The April 12 Episode 6 of Black Monday will be the last of the current batch.
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) April 1, 2020
Billions will still premiere its fifth season on May 3 as planned but will air seven episodes before taking a break.
The entire season of Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels has been finished and will begin airing April 26 as scheduled.
With Billions‘ run cut short, Showtime has summoned up drama The Chi to help fill the void.
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