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Billions Season 5 Returns This Fall

Showtime Sets Season 5 Fall Premiere For Drama

by Alexandra Del Rosario  | Deadline  | June 10, 2021

Showtime’s Billions will return for its fifth season this fall.

The Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti-fronted legal drama will return Sunday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with five new episodes.

In the second half of season five, the presence of powerful billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Alliances form, get ripped apart and form anew, and everyone from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Wendy (Maggie Siff) gets roped into the conflict, which comes very close to destroying all they hold dear. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Jeanane Garafolo will guest star as Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.

Billions, even before its fifth season launches on Showtime, has been renewed for season six. The sixth season is set to premiere early next year.

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50 Best Shows/Movies on Amazon Prime Video Now

Billions, Season 1-5 Streaming

by Allison Picurro  | TV Guide | May 27, 2021

The joke that “there’s more to Amazon than just free 2-day shipping” has been made too many times to still be funny at this point, but it’s actually true! The streaming service has a whole library of TV shows and movies to check out, and the offerings go beyond the ones you might already know about.

In order to keep the list as relevant as possible, we’re stressing the best recent releases, Amazon Prime Video originals, and critics’ favorites. But we’re also putting our own personal spin on the list, with underrated gems we’ve been recommending to our friends, ageless classics, and important selections that highlight diverse voices.

Billions

For fans of: Capitalism, but make it camp; pissing contests
Number of seasons: 5 (renewed for Season 6, date TBD)

Showtime’s financial soap is part prestige drama and part grown-up frat party, following the reckless assholes of a Wall Street hedge fund as they accumulate wealth and eat sushi off naked women. That grotesquery is off-putting at first, but it soon becomes the reason to watch as the toxic masculinity sirens become music to your ears. And if you enjoy acting, Damian Lewis playing the hedge fund CEO and Paul Giamatti as the government lawyer trying to take him down will please. –Tim Surette [Trailer]

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Janeane Garofalo to Recur in Billions Season 5

Winslow: Hip Owner of Legal Cannabis Corp

by Denise Petski | Deadline | May 5, 2021

Emmy nominee Janeane Garofalo (The Larry Sanders Show) is joining the fifth season of Showtime’s hit drama series Billions in a recurring role. The first seven episodes of Season 5 aired from May to June 2020 and the series will return to complete its fifth season later this year.

In season five, Damian Lewis’ Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney, played by Roma Maffia. Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon, is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades, played by Maggie Siff, reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe.

Garofalo will play Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.

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