Showtime has announced it has picked up Billions for a second season.
The debut of the drama that centers on a battle between hedge-fund guru Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and US Attorney Chuck Roades (Paul Giamatti) drew 6.5 million viewers, making it the best series premiere for the network. Previously, Ray Donovan had the best series premiere at 6.1 million viewers in June 2013.
In addition to Giamatti (Straight Outta Compton, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers), Billions stars Malin Akerman (Watchmen), David Costabile (Suits), Toby Leonard Moore (Daredevil), and Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy).
Billions premiered on January 17 and you can read IGN’s review of the pilot, which praises the strong cast as the show’s selling point.