“Billions” signed his final check.
The Showtime series will conclude after seven seasons, as announced by the network. The final season premieres August 11 on Paramount+ with Showtime before making its airing debut Sunday, August 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
Original lead Damian Lewis will return as fan-favorite Bobby “Axe” Axelrod for the latest installment of Showtime’s tentpole series, starring Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll and Maggie Siff. “Billions” was created by executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, together with Andrew Ross Sorkin. Beth Schacter is showrunner and executive producer.
“‘Billions’ cleverly explored power, money and greed in a way that not only made it a huge success, but also defined its own genre thanks to the creative trust of Brian and David,” Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks, the statement said. “This latest season is filled with the incredible, complex dialogue and character dynamics that fans have come to love, and we are thrilled to partner with them to transform this hit series into a global franchise.”
But here’s the deal. “Billions” is only ending so that a spin-off bunch can be created to take its place.
The drama has spurred a cinematic universe with several projects in development, it was confirmed earlier this year. The spinoffs “Millions” and “Trillions” will be executive produced by “Billions” showrunners Koppelman and Levien, with Paul Schiff also executive producing the latest installments of the franchise.
“Millions” will focus on financial up-and-comers on Wall Street, with “Tillions” being a “soapier” series focusing on the super-wealthy, according to a Wall Street Journal report. IndieWire has confirmed that a third spin-off in the ‘Billions’ series will be set in Miami, focused on cryptocurrency. A fourth show is believed to focus on the world of London finance. Talk about a successful show that pays dividends.
The official synopsis for the 12-episode final season reads: In season 7, alliances are turned upside down. Old wounds are armed. Loyalties are tested. The betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, while the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world.
Returning stars David Costabile, Asia Kate Dillon, Dola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sakina Jaffrey, Daniel Breaker and Toney Goins are confirmed to reprise their respective roles.
And “Billions” isn’t the only core series ending up in the Paramount conglomerate. The Tentpole show “Yellowstone” will conclude after its upcoming fifth season, with Matthew McConaughey set to star in a sequel show produced by creator Taylor Sheridan.