‘Billions’ Season 2 Casts Mary-Louise Parker in Guest Role

Actress returns to Showtime after starring in hit series “Weeds”

Last Updated: November 16, 2016 @ 3:34 PM

“Billions” Season 2 has cast Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Mary Louise Parker in a guest starring role, TheWrap has learned.

Parker will play George Minchak, described as “a brilliant strategist,” on the Showtime drama. The role marks a homecoming of sorts for Parker, who starred on the Showtime series “Weeds” for eight seasons. Parker was nominated for three Emmys for her role as Nancy Botwin on that series, and won a Golden Globe for it in 2006.

Previously, Parker won an Emmy for her role as Harper Pitt in the HBO AIDS mini-series “Angels in America,” which also starred Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson.

Parker is represented by WME.

Season 2 of “Billions” will pick up immediately after the Season 1 finale, as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination.

Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife.

Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. Guest stars this season include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler and Eric Bogosian.

The series is written and executive produced by showrunners and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

“Billions” Season 2 will premiere on Feb. 19.

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