Showtime has unveiled a trailer for Billions season 7, the final batch of episodes. Damian Lewis returns for 6 of the 12 episodes
Season 7 of the Showtime series Billions – which also happens to be the final season of the show – is scheduled to begin airing on Friday, August 11th. With just a month and a half to go before the last episodes of Billions start reaching the airwaves, a trailer for the season has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions draws inspiration from real-life federal prosecutions of financial crime. Wikipedia notes that the series is primarily set in New York and Connecticut, and centers on “hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) as he accumulates wealth and power in the world of high finance.” Lewis sat out season 6, but will be in six of the final season’s twelve episodes.
Showtime says that in season 7, alliances are turned on their head… old wounds are weaponized… loyalties are tested… betrayal takes on epic proportions… enemies become wary friends.
Lewis joined in the cast by Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll, Piper Perabo, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Asia Kate Dillon, Dola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sakina Jaffrey, Daniel Breaker, and Toney Goins.
Although Billions is wrapping up, Showtime is already looking forward to the future, as they have four separate spin-offs in development. Those spin-offs are:
Billions: Miami, a new installment set in the world of private aviation, where the clientele believe the rules of society, government and gravity don’t apply to them, amidst the wealth, nightlife, contraband and the cryptocurrency that pulses through that city. Koppelman and Levien are already in the writing process on this project.
Billions: London, another iteration set across the pond and operating in the world of UK finance.
Millions, a series featuring diverse, thirtysomething, financial mogul wannabes doing whatever it takes to make it in Manhattan.
Trillions, a drama based on fictional stories of the richest people in the world – titans of industry living all over the country but coming into contact and conflict with one another.
Koppelman and Levien said, “We remain fascinated by people whose ambition is boundless and who think the laws of civilization and nature don’t apply to them.” Speaking of the spin-off that’s furthest along in development, they added that “Miami is a vital and vibrant place the super-rich have begun taking over. We’re excited to show everyone what’s really going on down there.“
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