The release date for Billions season 2 — February 19, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Billions season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Showtime has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for February 19, 2017.
Series info and plot
Billions is a new American drama television series airing on Showtime since its premiere on January 17, 2016, with the first episode made available through video on demand services on January 1, 2016. The series is created and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Neil Burger serving as co-executive producer. Billions is produced by Best Available! and TBTF Productions Inc.
The series follows a standoff between the charismatic hedge fund king and 9/11 survivor Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), the tough US Attorney General for the Southern District of New York, who doesn`t believe in wealthy criminals buying their way of repercussions for their crimes. The plot is somewhat predictable, as some critics complain, but most agree that the series is well-made and the performances credible.
Ratings and chances of renewal
Billions made an excellent entrance with 2.99 million viewers to date for the premiere episode, with 1.6 million viewing the early online debut of the show on. In fact, the online on-demand viewership has been the highest ever for Showtime. The reviews have mostly been positive for Billions, 74% vouched for the show on Rotten Tomatoes, 68 out of a 100 on Metacritic and an 8.4/10 on IMDb. It would seem logical for Showtime to continue with this already acclaimed series. Showtime has not yet announced either a cancelation or a renewal, but with numbers like this the future seems bright for the frisky criminal drama series.
UPDATED January 27, 2016: After a highly successful series debut, the Wall Street drama Billions is renewed for a second run just two episodes into the first season. The premiere episode set an all-time record for the Showtime network with 6.5 million viewers across the platforms in the first week. There was little doubt that the series will be picked up for a second cycle after the premiere, and it didn`t take Showtime a very long time to make this decision. The release date for the series has not been set yet, so please stay tuned for further news.
UPDATED August 12, 2016: Evolve or become extinct – it’s not just a slogan for dinosaurs any more, as Billions’ protagonists need to learn to survive in the ever-changing environment. The law vs. money opposition axis is still there, stronger that ever, providing the pivotal drama for the plot. The existential issues and the very down-to-earth troubles intertwine and make for a riveting spectacle, a successful series that became a real hit for Showtime. The second season is set to premiere on Sunday, February 19, 2016 at 10/9c. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we’ll drop you a reminder one day prior to the season 2 premiere of Billions.