March 8 (UPI) -- Showtime said Wednesday it has ordered a third season of Billions, starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman.
"Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance," David Nevins, president and chief executive officer at Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. "It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience's appetite for what will come in Season 3."
The second season follows U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades as he squares off with billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, "scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination," a press release noted.