Billions, created by Brian Koppelman, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and David Levien, is an American drama series. The series aired on January 17, 2016, on Showtime and has accumulated six complete seasons to date. The series is set in notable places such as New York and Connecticut which are considered large finical centers. The series is centered around Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, who is a hedge fund manager as he gains power and wealth in the world of high finance. Bobby’s tactics to secure high returns are often aggressive and cross over into the illegal—acts that Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti, a United States Attorney, attempts to prosecute. The series also has a large ensemble secondary cast that supports the series during the story arcs.
Some storylines bring in real-life financial crime prosecutions done by the federal authorities. The series takes inspiration from the investigation done by Preet Bharara, on whom Rhoades is based. Preet Bharara is a United States Attorney of the southern district of New York who worked from 2009 to 2017 in Manhattan.
2013 prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors which was done by Bharara was the inspiration behind the first season while the 1991 manipulation of Us Treasury bonds by the Salomon Brothers inspired the second season.
The series also shows subplots with a psychiatrist-turned-performance coach, Wendy Rhoades played by Maggie Siff, a market analyst, Taylor Mason played by Asia Kate Dillon, and Axelrod’s right-hand man, Mike “Wags” Wagner played by David Costabile.
Billions Season 6 Episode 11 Release Date
The eleventh episode of Billions season six, titled ” Succession” is scheduled to release on April 3, 2022. Billions are currently being telecasted on Showtime at 9 pm ET/PT every Sunday. The duration of the episode is expected to be approximately 54-60 minutes, similar to the previous episodes of this season. It follows the twelfth episode, “Cold Storage” and will be the last episode of the season.
|Billions Season 6 Episode 1 Release Date||23 January 2022|
|Billions Season 6 Episode 10 Release Date||27 March 2022|
|Billions Season 6 Episode 11 Release Date||3 April 2022|
Billions Season 6 Recap
The series was announced in March 2015 by Showtime and the first season aired on January 17, 2016. The series was renewed for a new season on January 26, 2016, which aired on February 19, 2017. Showtime confirmed that Asia Kate Dilon, who is a non-binary, would be a regular in the third season of the franchise in April 2017. Billions are known for being the first American Tv series to have a non-binary character.
The inspiration for U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes, who was portrayed by actor Paul Giamatti, Preet Bharara, criticized Giamatti’s casting.
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The Billions franchise was renewed for the fifth season by Showtime on May 8, 2019, which aired on May 3, 2020. In February 2021, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, season five aired only seven episodes. Showtime was renewed for its sixth season on October 1, 2020, and promoted to series regular was Corey Stoll and the remaining episodes of season 2 were announced to be aired on 2021. Showtime renewed the series for a seventh season on February 15, 2022.
On January 1, 2016, the first episode was released in the US through video on demand and through CraveTV in Canada. It aired in Australia on Stan on January 27, 2016, and on The Movie Network on January 17, 2016, in Canada along with the American broadcast.
The attention of the BDSM community was also captured, as the show featured many deprecations of BDSM activity especially the two main characters Wendy Rhoades and Charles “Chuck” Rhoades who both engage in BDSM scenes various times in the colder seasons of the show. Season 4 of the show, in addition, shows the character Chuck Rhoades announcing that he is a practitioner of BDSM in a political speech in public.
Billions Season 6 Cast
Paul Giamatti plays the role of Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr.
Damian Lewis plays the role of Robert “Bobby” Axelrod
Maggie Siff plays the role of Wendy Rhoades
Where to Watch Billions Season 6 Episode 11?
Billions can be watched on Showtime every Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT.
Billions Season 6 Trailer
Billion season 6 trailer was released on December 10, 2021, on the official YouTube channel of Showtime.