Billions - Season 5
Billions season 5 debuts on Sunday, May 3 at 9 p.m. ET. The previous four seasons of Billions have premiered in January, February, and March. Why are you avoiding April, cowards?
Billions - Season 5
In the second half of season five, the presence of powerful billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) sends ripples through Axe Capital and gives Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) a potential new weapon in his fight against Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Alliances form, get ripped apart and form anew, and everyone from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Wendy (Maggie Siff) gets roped into the conflict, which comes very close to destroying all they hold dear. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Jeanane Garafolo will guest star as Winslow, the hip owner of a legal cannabis corp.
The release date for Billions Season 5 is Sunday, May 3, when the first episode of the season will air at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m CT on Showtime. The new season will have 12 hour-long episodes, airing weekly on the cable channel, which will be available to watch online on the Showtime site and app after airing on TV.
The plot synopsis for Billions Season 5 reads: "In season five of Billions, Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince poses a true threat to Axe's dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney (Roma Maffia).
"Taylor Mason is forced back to Axe Capital, where Taylor must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction."
(CBS Local)-- "Billions" is back this weekend on Showtime and that means fans will get to see what happens between Bobby Axelrod, Chuck Rhoades, Wendy Rhoades, Taylor Mason and Michael Prince. Seven episodes of the season aired in 2020, but the show was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith recently chatted with Asia Kate Dillon about what fans can expect from the remainder of season five, Taylor Mason's relationships with Wendy & Axe and how the non-binary actor feels the character of Mason has impacted the television landscape. Episode 508 of "Billions" airs Sunday, September 5 at 9pm EST/PST on Showtime and will be available to stream on the Showtime app.
"I think I'm correct when I say season five took 504 days in total to film and it has certainly been the longest season I've been a part of yet," said Dillon. "Coming back into season five was an extraordinary treat coming out of what was a year of balancing very intense gratitude and very intense grief at the same time. Getting to come back with the best acting partners I could ask for was incredible. Season five, episode eight picks up right where we left off. It's a thrill right from the start."
Dillon says it took some time for them and the rest of the actors to recalibrate to being back on set in the Axe Capital world. The actor has really enjoyed the opportunity to play Mason because the character features so many layers and those intricacies are on full display in the remainder of season five.
"I don't know what other nuisances about Taylor people gravitate to," said Dillon. "I'm sure everyone is very different. One of the things that has always really interested me about Taylor is the level at which they are introspective and how often and when and why they go into themselves to discover how they can grow and change or adapt, in specific relation to how they have been in the past. One of the things I'm excited about in season five coming back and audiences checking in with Taylor is seeing that introspection. In episode 508 we get some of that will effect what Taylor is going for and how they'll behave and operate for the remainder of the season."
"Working with Maggie Siff is extraordinary and always has been. I'm so grateful for the scenes and the writing we have is also extraordinary. I love this show if you can't tell. Getting to learn more about who Taylor is every time I get to play a scene as Taylor is information I get to glean as an actor. What does that mean about Taylor and how they are feeling in this moment. When it comes to the relationship with Wendy, I think Taylor has to learn to trust someone and then have that trust broken and still need them. Taylor & Wendy have one of the most dynamic interpersonal relationships on the show. It doesn't get any less dynamic when the season comes back."
Hearing those words come out of that mouth is like hearing a bomb explode. Bobby Axelrod, business genius, caught completely flat-footed? Bobby Axelrod, expert schemer, totally outfoxed? Bobby Axelrod, four-dimensional chess master, at a loss as to his next play? After five seasons of this show, nothing could be more shocking. 041b061a72