Brian Koppelman and David Levien, executive producers of the acclaimed Showtime series “Billions,” have signed an overall deal with the pay-cable channel.
They will continue to serve as showrunners of the hit drama series while also developing new projects exclusively for the network.
Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, presidents of entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc., announced the new deal today.
Said Winograde: “Brian and David are uniquely talented creators and producers, with the ability to deliver dynamic, meaningful drama week after week that not only taps into the zeitgeist, but also redefines it. They are both wildly imaginative and able to tell stories that are emotionally grounded — a truly compelling combination. We look forward to enjoying future seasons of ‘Billions,’ as well as seeing what other exciting series will emerge from their incisive minds.”
The announcement adds: “Over the past two decades, Koppleman and Levien have partnered to create an influential and diverse body of work in both film and television. Some of their most noteworthy credits include ‘Rounders,’ ‘Ocean’s Thirteen,’ ‘Solitary Man,’ ‘The Illusionist,’ ‘Runaway Jury,’ ‘Tilt,’ ESPN’s ’30 for 30 (This Is What They Want),’ ‘I Smile Back,’ ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ and ‘I Am Not Your Guru.’ Levien is also the author of six novels, including four in the celebrated Frank Behr series, while Koppelman is the host and creator of the hit podcast ‘The Moment with Brian Koppelman.'”
“Billions,” which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, recently was greenlighted for a fifth season that will premiere in 2020. In season four, “Billions” is averaging 4.5 million viewers per week across all platforms, heading into the season finale that will air this Sunday, June 9.