October 1, 2020

Showtime announced today that Billions has been renewed for a sixth season. The good news comes three months after Season 5 of the critically-acclaimed drama was interrupted because of the production shutdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The show aired its last new episode on June 14, which was episode seven out of 12. The cable network's plan as-of now is to air the remaining five episodes of Season 5 in 2021, with Season 6 following later in the year. All of this depends, of course, on the safe resumption of production.

Billions stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as two warring power players in the high-stakes world of New York finance. Giamatti plays a shrewd U.S. Attorney who puts his smarts and power up against an ambitious hedge fund manager, played by Lewis, in a bid to outmaneuver each other in a world where billions of dollars are at stake. Corey Stoll, who joined the show this year playing Mike Prince, has been promoted from a guest starring role to series regular for Season 6.