‘Billions’ Renewed for Season 3 at Showtime

Premium cable drama stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis

Showtime has renewed “Billions” for a third season, the network announced on Wednesday.

The cable drama, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, is currently airing its Season 2, with the most-recent episode delivering the show’s highest-ratings of the season.

“Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, Showtime President and CEO, in a statement. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season two is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in season three.”

“Billions” stars Giamatti as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and Lewis as billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, as the two engage in a scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. Season two guest stars include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon and Eric Bogosian.

“Billions” is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.