Billions has been picked up for a third season, Showtime announced Wednesday.
The hit drama, which is now in its second season, chronicles the ongoing battle between dogged U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and crooked billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The show’s second season made history by introducing television’s first gender-nonbinary character in Asia Kate Dillon’s Taylor, an exceptionally bright intern who works for Axelrod.
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According to the network, the show’s second 2 premiered was the biggest sophomore opening since Homeland, and the show’s most recent telecast was up 13 percent from the premiere, making it the best telecast of the season.
“Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said Showtime president and CEO David Nevins in a press release. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in season three.”
Read our most recap of the most recent episode here.
Billions – which also stars Maggie Siff and Malin Åkerman — airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime.