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Photo Credit:  James Minchin/Showtime
  • Premiered: 
    January 17, 2016
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien & Andrew Ross Sorkin 
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Plot Synopsis

Set amongst the machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS is a one-hour drama series that explores 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 and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod. Chuck is leading the fight against financial corruption in America. As the most powerful prosecutor in the country, he's won 81 insider trading cases -- and lost zero. But when criminal evidence turns up against Bobby, Chuck recognizes that he needs to proceed judiciously. As a self-made millionaire, Bobby enjoys all the trappings of his success: mansions, a private jet, a helicopter, and a personal chef. But he also doesn't forget his humble roots -- or the fact that he survived 9/11 by a fluke. Although his intentions are good, the temptations of greed and power are enormous and the lines between right and wrong in high finance are blurry at best, especially because Chuck's wife, Wendy, has used her background as a psychiatrist to help Bobby build his hedge fund from the ground up. Wendy joined Axe Capital long before Chuck became the U.S. Attorney, but she still works as the company's in-house performance coach, refusing to sacrifice her lucrative career for her husband's crusade. Bobby's wife, Lara, is the picture of a billionaire's wife, but her persona is entirely self-taught. A former nurse, she grew up in a blue-collar family of police and firefighters and still thinks of herself as a tough girl from Inwood. Both Chuck and Bobby have their own right-hand men: Wags, the COO of Axe Capital, is a patrician WASP who still has to work for a living, and no one has ever kissed ass with more aplomb; and Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Connerty, a tough and idealistic lawyer from a modest background, who shares Chuck's zeal for righting wrongs while mentoring Assistant DA Kate Sacker. Season 2 of BILLIONS premiered on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime. The new season picks up immediately after the Season 1 finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod, scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It's law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance. Season 2 finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it's a choice between evolution and extinction. Guest stars this season include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon and Eric Bogosian. In the Season 2 premiere, "Risk Management," U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod are digging out of the wreckage. Chuck faces scrutiny from within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager. Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children's school.
On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Showtime premiered "Ball in Hand," the Season 2 finale of BILLIONS. In the season ender, Axe learns that he is in the crosshairs of law enforcement, and moves to safeguard his livelihood; Chuck makes arrangements to secure victory; Lara sets out to protect what is hers; Wendy and Chuck make a decision about their marriage. Two months earlier -- on March 8 -- Showtime renewed BILLIONS for a third season, set to debut in 2018.



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