Trailer: Billions back on UK TV for Season 5 Part 2
James R | On 04, Sep 2021
Billions is back on UK TV this week, as Showtime’s thriller returns for the second part of Season 5.
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 was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic last year, with the first seven episodes being broadcast before the programme went on hiatus. What effectively became the midseason finale, directed by David Costabile (Wags), aired in the US in June 2020, while in the UK the first part of the season aired in October 2020.
Since then, production has eventually resumed to continue filming and Part 2 is finally upon us. Bobby and Chuck have been unscrupulous adversaries and underhanded allies, but nothing has prepared them for the ruthless machinations of billionaire and social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Corey Stoll), who has used everything – and everyone – at his disposal to come out on top. Prince poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, while Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney. Taylor Mason is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. As alliances get ripped apart and new enemies rise, everyone gets roped into the conflict and consequences be damned.
Part 2 premieres at 8pm on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday 8th September, just three days after its US debut, with episodes then arriving weekly. But episodes will also air at 2am on Wednesdays, which means that you can watch them on-demand at any point from then on without having to wait for the 9pm broadcast. Season 1 to 3 are also available on-demand as box set.
Here’s a trailer:
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