A drama series that has been receiving accolades for the past few years just received a pickup for a fifth season. Showtime announced the renewal today for the Paul Giamatti-Damian Lewis series “Billions.”
The show, which premiered in 2016, is currently in its fourth season, with the season finale set for Sunday, June 9. “Billions” is averaging 4.2 million viewers per week across platforms.
The series is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, co-presidents of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc., made the announcement.
“‘Billions” addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Levine. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their brilliant cast have in store for us in season five.”