The long-running Showtime series shows no signs of slowing down. After six seasons of intrigue and double-crossing, the world of Billions continues to grow. After the shocking end of Season 5, which saw star Damien Lewis leave the show and its hedge fund expert Bobby Axelrod flee Manhattan for a quiet life abroad, Showtime’s long-running drama has come a long way and is about to find a new pivotal one Conflict realigned around. Now Paul Giamatti’s crossover attorney Chuck Rhoades must contend with Michael Thomas Aquinas’ Prince, a wealthy man with benevolent aspirations other than those of the axe. As Season 6 drew closer, it wasn’t unreasonable to ask: would billions still be billions?
Luckily, billions can only be billions. As Chuck and Prince clashed, characters like Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) and Kate Sacker (Condola Rashad) evolved. What new financial mishaps, obscure references, and chef cameos will Season 7 bring? We did the math to find out.
Will there be a 7th season of Billions?
Yes! In February 2022, shortly after the sixth season premiered, Showtime renewed Billions for the seventh season.
Which cast members are returning?
The main cast of Billions will return for Season 7. That means Chuck (Paul Giamatti) and Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) will continue to be the show’s two leads. Also returning are Maggie Siff, who plays gifted corporate psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades, and David Costabile, who plays mischievous consultant Wags. Expect more from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon), Sacker (Condola Rashad), and Chuck’s father, Charles Rhoades, Sr. (Jeffrey DeMunn).
Will more familiar faces return next season? After more than 70 episodes, the supporting cast of Billions is in a deep bank. Don’t be surprised if co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien keep bringing some actors back into the show. At the same time, Damien Lewis is unlikely to be returning to the show any time soon – if you’re still waiting for Axe’s return.
What is Season 7 of Billions about?
During Season 6, Koppelman, Levien, and the rest of the writing team worked hard to differentiate the Chuck vs. Prince conflict from the Chuck vs. Ax conflict that defined the series. As we further learned, Prince is committed to his idea of making the world a better place. Unlike Axe, an often cynical gambler driven primarily by profit, Prince wants to be seen as a force for social change. In particular, Prince has ambitions to run for president, a job Ax would have seen as a waste of time and money.
Does that mean Billions will suddenly morph into a version of The West Wing or Stoll’s old streaming hit House of Cards? Don’t bet on it. In the past, Billions have made way for political detours but remain focused on the war for wealth and power in Manhattan. As the various characters drawn into Prince’s orbit have learned, his pursuit of what is morally right can always wreak havoc and wreak havoc. He is far from an innocent actor on the world stage. Sending Chuck to jail isn’t going to solve his problems. As we’ve learned over the past six seasons, the characters in this show often act like Looney Tunes heroes: they dash toward their targets until they’re destroyed. That’s half the fun!
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