Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Billions will feature Akili McDowell in Season 5.
Deadline reported Friday that McDowell, 17, will have a major recurring role in the new season of the Showtime series.
McDowell will play Savion Williams, a teenager growing up in Bobby Axelrod's (Damian Lewis) childhood hometown. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere May 3.
McDowell confirmed his casting in an Instagram post Friday.
"New Show alert," he wrote. "Catch ya boy as Savion Williams in @sho_billions for @showtime. I am so thankful for this opportunity."
Season 5 will center on a renewed rivalry between Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti).
McDowell is known for playing the title role on the OWN series David Makes Man, which was renewed in December for a second season.