Billions - Season 3
On May 8, 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season by Showtime, which premiered on May 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production was postponed and only 7 of the 12 episodes aired in 2020. Season 5 resumed on September 5, 2021. On October 1, 2020, Showtime renewed the series for a sixth season, which premiered on January 23, 2022. On February 15, 2022, Showtime renewed the series for a seventh season.
Billions - Season 3
Billions is an American drama television series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The series premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016, and has produced six seasons to date. The series is set primarily in New York and Connecticut.
Some plotlines mirror real-life prosecutions of financial crime by federal authorities. The series was inspired by the investigations undertaken by Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan from 2009 to 2017, on whom Rhoades is based. Bharara's 2013 prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors loosely influenced the first season, while Salomon Brothers' 1991 manipulation of U.S. Treasury bonds inspired the second. The series also interweaves subplots with Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), a psychiatrist turned performance coach, Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), a market analyst, and Mike "Wags" Wagner (David Costabile), Axelrod's right-hand man.
The series has received generally positive reviews. Billions is considered the first American TV series to have a non-binary character (Taylor Mason). As such, it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in the 29th, 30th, 31st GLAAD Media Awards for its representation of the LGBTQ community. The series has been nominated for multiple Satellite Awards, a Critics' Choice Television Award and an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Pilot Casting, the latter for its pilot episode. The show's coverage of the hedge fund industry has been recognized as realistic. The fifth season premiered on May 3, 2020; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 7 of the 12 episodes in that season aired that year. The fifth season resumed airing on September 5, 2021. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a sixth season which premiered on January 23, 2022. From the sixth season onwards, Lewis left the series and Corey Stoll took the lead role as Mike Prince. In February 2022, the series was renewed for a seventh season.
The series was ordered by Showtime in March 2015, and the first season premiered on January 17, 2016. On January 26, 2016, the series was renewed for the second season, which premiered on February 19, 2017. Showtime confirmed in April 2017 that Asia Kate Dillon, who is non-binary, would be a series regular in the third season. Billions is considered to be the first American TV series to have a non-binary character.
On May 8, 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season by Showtime, which premiered on May 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 7 episodes from Season 5 have aired as of February 2021. On October 1, 2020, Showtime renewed the series for a sixth season and Corey Stoll was promoted to series regular, with remaining episodes of Season 5 set to air in 2021. On February 15, 2022, Showtime renewed the series for a seventh season.
The show captured the attention of the BDSM community, as it features numerous depictions of BDSM activitiy, and the two main characters of Charles "Chuck" Rhoades, Jr and his wife Wendy Rhoades engage in BDSM scenes numerous times in the early seasons of the show. In addition, season 4 of the show depicts the character of Chuck Rhoades coming out as a practitioner of BDSM in a public political speech. The show's producers retained the services of noted BDSM lifestyle expert Olivia Troy as a consultant to help ensure the activities are portrayed both accurately and safely.
In 2017, after introducing Taylor Mason (played by Asia Kate Dillon) in season 2, Billions became the first American TV series to have a non-binary character and actor. The series has received positive comments because of its representation of non-binary gender, with praise for its depiction of inclusion of gender-neutral singular they pronouns in the workplace.
It is no secret that one of my favorite things about my favorite show is how it showcases the New York dining scene from hole-in-the-walls to neighborhood gems to Michelin-starred restaurants. And it has been my pleasure to share the information about restaurants appearing on the show first in my weekly recaps and then in a full dining guide by the end of the season for Season 1 and Season 2.
But now that our dining guides are two of the most widely read articles on the blog, and that we constantly get questions about the restaurants on the show, I have decided to take a different route this season. I am kicking off our dining guide early with the restaurants our characters visited in the first two episodes in Season 3 and updating the post as we go.
Before we dive into another brilliant season of New York food scene, massive thanks go to the show creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien for loving and honoring the dining capital of the world: Some of the places they choose are my personal favorites, some gems I discover thanks to the show, and I believe, being the forensic fan that I am, I try my best to figure all the restaurants featured in the show using a combination of hints from the scene, keyword search on Google and, hey, Google earth, too!
Below is a wonderful 15-minute video of the chef along with other city legends whom I hope to see in Billions in the seasons to come, namely Eric Ripert of Le Bernardine, Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean-Georges, and Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres talk about how they met in New York in 1980s, bonded over their French roots and revolutionized the NYC food scene.
The premium cable network announced that the Oscar winner will have a recurring guest role as a Russian billionaire named Grigor Andolov on the upcoming third season of the drama series, premiering March 25.
Revenge is usually a dish best served cold, but don't tell that to Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The hotshot billionaire hedge fund king is coming in hot when Billions Season 3 premieres on Showtime after a torturous wait, and he's really got an ax to grind against one specific person: His rival Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), aka the man responsible for his whole world imploding by the end of Season 2. Fans knew that Axe's singular vision for a scorched earth vendetta against Chuck was coming as soon as the Season 2 finale credits began rolling back in May since Showtime had already renewed Billions for a 12-episode Season 3 only a few weeks into the season. But, the wait for new episodes has been absolutely brutal after the show left fans waiting to see that intense showdown come to fruition.
Billions (director: Anna Boden, three episodes) did not hold back when it left fans' TVs last spring. Season 2 ended with Chuck finally gaining the upper hand in his war with Axe, although things honestly could have gone either way with how many bridges Chuck burned in his mission to take down Axe. But Axe was the one to get indicted, and when Season 3 picks up, nothing will be the same. Showtime released a first look trailer for this season of Billions (co-executive producer: Amy J. Kaufman), and Axe will absolutely give you chills.
Dexter originally ran for eight seasons from 2006 to 2013. It was revived in 2021 with Dexter: New Blood. While Michael C. Hall's involvement in the new shows has not been confirmed, the spinoff has been ordered straight-to-series and will see the return of younger versions of Dexter, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) and Harry (James Remar).
Have the mighty fallen? Will the Billions TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Billions season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
We were able to preview the first five episodes of season 3 ahead of the season premiere on March 25. The new season picks up following the events of the season 2 finale, which exploded the Billions status quo and left characters trying to reassemble their lives amid the wreckage. 041b061a72