Showtime Greenlights Fifth Season of ‘Billions’

Showtime has renewed its drama series Billions for a fifth season, network executives said Wednesday.

'Billions' cast 

'Billions' cast 

The series, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, is currently averaging 4.2 million viewers per week across all platforms for its fourth season, which will conclude on June 9, according to Showtime.

Billions’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, co-president of Entertainment for Showtime in a statement. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their brilliant cast have in store for us in season five.”

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