The series follows the cat and mouse game between wealthy hedge fund managers and the US Attorney take them on.
Billions is the Showtime drama series about two voracious power players at the top of their fields, in finance and law respectively, who go head to head. The series first premiered in 2016. A lot of the plot is inspired by real-life events.
The series is set in large financial centers like New York and Connecticut where hedge fund manager Bobby "Axe" Axelrod accumulates wealth and power through aggressive tactics, sometimes even carrying out illegal acts. The United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after Axe, who is also known as a philanthropist, and attempts to prosecute him. Their collision course is the central matter of the show.
The series currently has six seasons with the latest one premiering in January this year and concluding in April. Here's what you need to know about the future of the show: (Warning. Spoilers ahead!)
The sixth season was still airing when the announcement for the next season of the show was made. Deadline reported in February that the series was renewed for another season. Brian Koppelman, who is a showrunner had stated before the sixth season, “It’s difficult to keep mining, creatively,” he said about Damian Lewis who played Axe move on from the series. “We know who he is.” Axe was not a part of the sixth season after he fled to Switzerland at the end of season five. Mike Prince takes his place on the Axe Capital throne in the latest season, opening up a whole new set of challenges for Chuck to take on.
In the sixth season, we see Mike takeover and he’s determined to change the game. New money means no mercy. Chuck, on the other hand, is convinced no one should have that much wealth or that much power. This means Mike was his next target to go after. The official synopsis states that "forces will be rallied and scores will be settled. And as all the players seek out new alliances, only one thing’s for certain… wealth means war."
In the sixth season, it was established that Chuck's battle with Mike is different from the one with Axe. Mike is also shown as a completely different type of person than Axe who wants to use his wealth to do good in the world in a way Axe did not. But it also explores how good intentions are not enough and resorting to any way of achieving them is not okay either. Now that they have established what type of person we will be dealing with, the seventh season will go deeper to show Mike's antics and how Chuck will handle them in a new cat and mouse game.
The main cast of Billions will be coming back for Season 7. That means Paul Giamatti as Chuck and Corey Stoll as Mike Prince will be reprising their roles as the two leads in the show. Maggie Siff, who plays the gifted corporate psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades, and David Costabile, who plays the Wags, will also return. We will also be seeing more of Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor, Condola Rashad as Sacker, and Jeffrey DeMunn as Chuck's father, Charles Rhoades, Sr.
Showtime has not confirmed any details of when we can expect the new season to return. But the show has been pretty consistent in its release every year except during the fifth season which was due to the pandemic. The seventh season could most likely be released in early 2023.