After giving Showtime its biggest premiere week ever with 6.5 million viewers, today’s news from the network comes as no surprise.

Showtime announced today that it has picked up its freshman series Billions for a second season. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

Billions is a bold, contemporary drama series that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).

Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, Billions weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.

Billions is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

**Photo courtesy of Showtime**

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