Billions season 6: when will the sixth episode air and what else do we know about the Showtime drama?
Following the season 5 stunner, Showtime’s Billions returns with a new central character.
Fans did not have to wait long for the Showtime drama to return for its sixth season. Though Billions season 5 ended abruptly due to COVID-related shutdowns, the show’s sixth season is planned to start just a few months after the season 5 finale aired in October.
Of course, the end of last season brought about some significant changes to the show, including the departure of a prominent character.
Billions has established itself as one of Showtime’s signature television shows, alongside Shameless, The Chi, Homeland, Dexter (and its spinoff series Dexter: New Blood), and the upcoming Yellowjackets. Additionally, as of Feb. 15, according to Variety, we know that Billions will return for a seventh season.
Here is all we know about the sixth season of Billions. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN SEASON 5 AND WHAT COMES NEXT.
When Will the Next Episode of Billions Air?
As Billions season 6’s next episode, “Hindenburg,” will broadcast on Showtime on Sunday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following that, all of the most recent Billions episodes will be made available on-demand.
The Plot of Billions Season 6
Billions has been a chess battle between New York hedge fund boss Bobby Axlerod (played by Damien Lewis) and US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), who is pursuing him and his company, Axe Capital, since the series’ inception.
Their series-long feud reached a climax in season 5, when Axlerod faced prosecution. His only option was to arrange a deal for his company and flee to Switzerland (though Lewis may return in some capacity).
That brings us to season 6, which will focus on Mike Prince, the new CEO of Axe Capital. The following is the official Billions season 6 synopsis:
“As Mike Prince ascends to the throne of Axe Capital, he is hell-bent on changing the game — and fresh money means no mercy. Meanwhile, Chuck Rhoades is adamant that no one should possess that level of riches or influence. With Prince squarely in Chuck’s sights, forces will unite and scores will be resolved.
And while all parties seek new alliances, one thing is certain: money inevitably results in warfare.”
The following are the episode synopses for Billions season 6 thus far:
“Cannonade” Is the First Episode of Season 6 of Billions
“Prince rebrands the team, with mixed results. Chuck regains his composure upstate, spearheading a crusade against a local aristocrat. Meanwhile, Wags, Wendy, and Taylor struggle to adjust to their new roles.”
“Lyin’ Eyes” Is the Second Episode of Season 6 of Billions.
“Prince guides the trading floor on a new play, but meets with resistance. Taylor and Wendy make an attempt to ascertain Prince’s intentions. Wags is attempting to conceal a conflict of interest. Chuck vows to take on the billionaire class as a whole.”
“Std” Is the Third Episode of Season 6 of Billions.
“Prince is attempting to secure a critical supporter for his quest for the games. Chuck becomes involved in an investigation into a strange run on the NYAG land bank. Taylor considers a new kind of cost when old friends are caught in the crossfire of business.
Billions Season 6 Episode 4: “Burn Rate”:
“Facing political headwinds against the Olympic Games, Prince turns to Wendy for support. Scooter and Wags work together to help secure the games. Taylor chases a holy grail play as Sacker makes a major decision.”
Billions Season 6 Episode 5: “Rock of Eye”:
“With a new player at Prince Cap, the trading floor scrambles to mark out their turf. Taylor makes a hefty bet on a dangerous play. Chuck wants to bring home a worthy case but faces an unexpected challenge.”
Billions Season 6 Episode 6: “Hostis Humani Generis”:
“After a donation puts a burden on the firm, Prince must locate additional funds. Despite suspicion from his team, Chuck hunts for a strategy to undermine Prince’s benevolence. Sacker and a competitor size each other up.”
Billions Season 6 Episode 7: “Napoleon’s Hat”:
“Prince must decide just how far he’ll go to secure his bid. Chuck, desperate to unearth malfeasance in Prince’s pursuit of the games, chases a lead. Mase Carb develops a new algorithm, and Taylor exploits it to their benefit.”
Billions Season 6 Episode 8: “the Big Ugly”:
“After the Commission’s judgement, Prince encourages his team to pursue other assets while Wendy prepares for the future. Taylor goes all-in on a risky play. Rian comes to an odd understanding with Wags.”
Here’s the Synopsis for the Next Billions Episode, “the Hindenburg”:
“Chuck battles to unleash the city for the people. Prince and his brain trust develop a strategy to turn the tables. Taylor teams up with Philip.”
So, it’s Damien Lewis out and Corey Stoll in as the lead man on Billions. Stoll’s Mike Prince originally emerged on Billions in season 5 and has quickly pushed his way to the top of the food chain. Stoll is a veteran of both the big and small screen. His TV programmes credits include the likes of House of Cards, Law & Order: LA, Girls, The Strain and 2021’s Scenes from a Marriage. For movies, Stoll has starred in Midnight in Paris, Ant-Man, First Man and 2021’s The Many Saints of Newark and West Side Story.
Of course, Billions is still a two-hander, as Paul Giamatti returns for season 6 in his role as Chuck Rhoades. Giamatti an Oscar-nominated (Cinderella Man) and Emmy-winning (John Adams) actor, who has also been singled out for his performance on Billions with nominations by the Critics Choice Awards.
Some of Giamatti’s other major credits include Jungle Cruise, Straight Outta Compton, Sideways and lots more.
The rest of the major Billions cast includes Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Mason, David Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner, Condolad Rashad as Kate Sacker and Daniel Breaker as Roger “Scooter” Dunbar.
Again, fans aren’t waiting long for the return of Billions between season 5 and season 6, but they didn’t have to wait at all for the first peek at Billions season 6, since the trailer for the upcoming season was published immediately after the season 5 finale aired. While the opponents may be new, Billions season 6 undoubtedly looks to be a major tug of war over financial dominance. Watch the trailer below.
How to Watch Billions Season 6
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