The second half of Season 5 of Billions starring Paul Giamatti, continues on Sunday, September 5th. It’s been a fairly long wait for the remaining 5 episodes of Billions, but fans won’t have to wait long for Season 6, which is slated to release next year. Read on to learn how to watch new episodes of Billions or catch up on past seasons you may have missed.
Easiest Way to Watch Billions: All episodes of Billions are on Showtime. Pick up a 30-day free trial and watch the entire series free.
When Do New Episodes Air: New Episodes of Billions begin Sunday, September 5th. You can stream new Episodes every Sunday as soon as they air on Showtime at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
Where To Watch Billions
You can stream every episode of Billions on the Showtime app. Showtime costs 10.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. However, there is no commitment, and if you cancel within the trial period, you will not be charged. Once you subscribe, download the Showtime app to your supported device to watch Billions along with other Showtime Originals, movies, and more. The Showtime app is supported on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV devices, and modern browsers. You can also use the Showtime App on iOS and Android devices and LG, Xbox, and Samsung smart TVs. You can also sign up for Showtime through the following streaming services: Hulu, DIRECTV Stream, Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, and Amazon Prime. Check out our guide on how to watch Showtime online without cable for more details.
What is Billions About
With big money scandals and corruption more and more in the public eye, it’s no wonder that the wheeling and dealing of the business world
Billions star Paul Giamatti (John Adams, Sideways) as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who engages in a cutthroat battle against wealthy criminals, primarily focused on ambitious hedge fund phenom Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis (Homeland, Wolf Hall). Maggie Siff (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy) costars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck Rhoades wife and a psychiatrist and performance coach at Bobby’s company, and Malin Åkerman (The Comeback) plays Lara Axelrod, Bobby’s wife.
The show started loosely based on the legal battles between real-life former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and S.A.C. Capital Advisors hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, as well as on the career of Eliot Spitzer, and over the seasons, has incorporated references to high-profile cases dealing with market manipulation and high power bond trading into a glossy tale of wealth and influence. Of course, the heightened stakes of any good premium cable drama.
In addition to its prestigious leads, Billions has no shortage of powerful recurring stars, including Condola Rashad as Assistant United States Attorney Kate Sacker, and Asia Kate Dillon as Axe Capital analyst Taylor Amber Mason—also the first non-binary regular character on mainstream North American television. The guest star lineup has included Anthony Edwards, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, Clancy Brown, and a guest star runs in season 3 by John Malkovich as Grigor Andolov, a Russian billionaire, who along with Clancy Brown, returns in season 4.
The stylish show definitely leans into its setting of wealth and power. Still, unlike many programs that feature lavish lifestyles in glamorous, desirable detail, Billions creators and designers focus on the cold power struggle underlying luxury life. The homes and offices may be elegant, but they are cold, slick, aggressive, meant to intimidate rather than relax. These are people to whom money is literally no object, who take it for casual granted—but who fought hard to get it, and not always cleanly.
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