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Showtime Renews Drama ‘Billions’ for Season Two

Drama Renewed Following Well-Sampled First Episode

Following a reported 6.5 multi-platform viewers for its debut, optimistic Showtime has greenlit Wall Street drama “Billions” for a second season. Created and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, “Billions” takes an insider look at the world of high finance by following the hard-charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damien Lewis). The cast includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.

The 6.5 million viewers for “Billions” is a new record for a debut series on Showtime, topping

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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