Showtime has renewed the Paul Giamatti-Damian Lewis Wall Street drama “Billions” for a third season.
The series follows hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination.
Showtime president David Nevins says in a statement: “‘Billions’ continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance. It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”
The third season is expected to air in the first quarter of 2018.