Billions Season 5 Returns in 2021 and Renews for Season 6
by Elaine Low | Variety | October 1, 2020
Season five returns with five new episodes in 2021, with season six to follow.
— Billions on Showtime (@SHO_Billions) October 1, 2020
Billions has been renewed for a sixth season at Showtime — and fans will be pleased to know that five new episodes of Season 5 will air in 2021, after the ongoing coronavirus pandemic put a wrench in the premium cabler’s scheduling for the year.
David Costabile, who plays Wags on the show, recently shared with TV Fanatic that season 5 filming would commence around March, 2021 and they will film season 6 back-to-back,
“We will go back and finish the end of the last few episodes of season five, and then we will continue working straight through and shoot season six. So next year, it will be an onslaught of Billions because we will just work from when we start until when we finish season six. They’ve been writing since July, I think. That’s exciting. The writer’s room has been up and swinging. My guess is that by the time we start, everything will be written. We’re probably not starting until around March shooting again, and the [CoVid-19] protocols, my guess, will still be in effect then.”
Additionally, Corey Stoll — who joined the cast in Season 5 as Mike Prince — has been upped to series regular for the sixth season of the show.
This season has seen the rivalry between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades heating up once more, and Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon, forced to return to work for Axelrod’s Axe Capital.
The announcement that new episodes of the fifth season of Billions will return next year comes after news in April that, like nearly every other network, Showtime had to make scheduling changes as a result of the pandemic-induced shutdown across the industry. Billions was in the process of shooting when the shutdown went into effect.
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