Billions renewed for Season 7
James R | On 19, Feb 2022
Billions has been renewed for a seventh season by Paramount.
Created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the series follows District Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) as the two clash repeatedly in a sea of financial and political plotting.
After airing for four seasons, Season 5 set things up for a change, with Corey Stoll entering the picture as Chuck’s new main opponent, Mike Prince. Season 6 saw Stoll promoted to a series regular, along with Daniel Breaker as Prince’s right hand man Scooter.
Now, with Season 6 still dropping episodes weekly, Paramount has already greenlit a seventh chapter for US broadcaster Showtime – with the show expected to continue airing on Sky Atlantic in the UK. The result makes Billions one of Showtime’s longest-running shows, alongside Homeland, Ray Donovan and Dexter.
The renewal comes as parent company Paramount looks to fold Showtime into Paramount+, its subscription streaming service – a sign that Paramount is consolidating its plans for streaming, although Showtime will still be offered as a standalone option for US viewers. In the UK and Ireland, Paramount+ will launch this summer and will be available on Sky platforms as part of a multi-year distribution agreement. The app will be available on Sky Q, building upon Sky’s aggregation strategy. The platform will also launch in the UK and Ireland as a standalone app for iOS, Android and other devices, although the pricing is yet to be confirmed.