The ViacomCBS network has picked up the drama for a sixth season. The show’s fifth run, which debuted in May, was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, with seven episodes completed before production shut down in March. The remaining five episodes are set to air next year, with season six to follow.
Additionally, Corey Stoll, who joined the show as a guest star in season five as a new threat to Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), has been upped to a regular for the coming season.
The show’s fifth season saw the rekindling of the rivalry between Bobby and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) while new enemies take aim. Stoll’s Mike Prince poses a threat to Axe’s dominance, while Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney played by Roma Maffia.
The Billions cast also includes Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn; Julianna Margulies also guests in season five.
Co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who have an overall deal with Showtime, serve as showrunners and executive producers. Andrew Ross Sorkin also created the show.
The show recently beat a lawsuit from a hedge fund performance coach who alleged that she helped Sorkin develop Siff’s character, Wendy Rhoades, but was never compensated. A federal judge dismissed the claim in October 2019 and earlier this month denied plaintiff Denise Shull’s request to file an amended complaint.