Showtime today put the full season two premiere episode of its drama series “Billions” on YouTube, SHO.com and other platforms to give viewers a chance to sample the program for free. You can watch the episode below.
The official premiere is set for Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
“Season two of ‘Billions’ picks up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Damian Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination,” Showtime notes. “It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance.”
Along with Giamatti and Lewis, the show stars Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. “Season two finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat,” Showtime adds. “For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction.”
Among the guest stars lined up for season two are Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon and Eric Bogosian.
“Billions” is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Here’s the season two premiere …