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Billions Season 7 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot And More Details

In 2016, Showtime's "Billions" debuted, offering a gripping financial drama that showcased a high-stakes clash between a billionaire hedge fund manager and the New York area prosecutor aiming to take him down. The premise seemed reasonably simple on paper, but as fans delved into the personal lives and wild tactics of the mega-wealthy Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and his nemesis Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the central conflict became as dizzying as day on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. While Axelrod is a white-collar criminal, he's also a bit of a charming bad guy with a heart.

Meanwhile, Rhoades' eventual ascension to attorney general of New York demonstrated that he wasn't above breaking the rules in the pursuit of justice. As the series continued, Axelrod stepped away, allowing a new rich player to enter the arena. Successful business magnate Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) took over in Season 5 by acquiring Axe Capital, and he now finds himself as Rhoades' main adversary. Season 6 of "Billions" left both Prince and Rhoades in a bit of a stalemate with each other. But that also means that their continuing fight in Season 7 will probably be their fiercest yet. Here's everything you need to know about "Billions" Season 7.

When will Billions Season 7 be released?

Last year, during the middle of "Billions" Season 6, it was announced that the series was renewed for another season. Then earlier this year, Showtime revealed plans for when Season 7 will air — a collection of 12 episodes would debut sometime in 2023. However, those plans could have changed, or episodes may have unspooled at a slower pace as production for Season 7 suffered interruptions and temporary shutdowns due to the Writers Guild of America strike. 

No matter how long the wait, fans are surely anticipating the return to the continuing saga of "Billions," as the new season may likely be its last. During an appearance on NBC Sports Chicago's "Football Night in Chicago," cast member Dan Soder (Dudley Mafee) let slip that Season 7 of "Billions" would serve as the show's final outing. Showtime confirmed as much in June 2023, announcing that the seventh and final season of "Billions" would premiere on the newly rebranded Paramount+ with Showtime streaming service on August 11, 2023 and then debut on the Showtime network on August 13 at 8 p.m.

What is the plot of Billions Season 7?

At the end of Season 6, Chuck Rhoades and Mike Prince suffered great losses in their continuing high-stakes cat-and-mouse game. For Prince, this came in the form of giving up $3.5 billion in untaxed cryptocurrency just to keep himself out of jail and hold on to his presidential aspirations. And the only handcuffs Rhoades had were unexpectedly on his own wrists. His fake warrant scheme to bust Prince on those nefarious crypto funds backfired. Or so we thought. With some assistance from defense attorney Dave Mahar (Sakina Jaffrey), Rhoades is a free man and now working undercover, still attempting to take down Prince.

The ending of last season certainly fits the plot details Showtime has teased for Season 7. There are talks of shifting alliances, betrayals, and tested loyalty, which all align with where Rhoades, Prince, and their respective parties now stand. But Showtime also mentioned enemies becoming friends, which is likely related to the return of a former Rhoades adversary. Damian Lewis fittingly revealed on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" that "Axe is back," marking the return of his Bobby Axelrod character. Showtime noted that he would appear in half of Season 7's episodes, which suggests we can expect him to play a significant part in this season's story.

Who is starring in Billions Season 7?

Damian Lewis hasn't appeared on "Billions" since Season 5, so revisiting his character's dynamic against Paul Giamatti's Chuck Rhoades and Corey Stoll's Mike Prince should make for some of Season 7's most noteworthy moments. Besides, it's arguable that despite Axelrod being the series' first main antagonist, many fans still thought the character contained an undeniable suaveness to him. And that type of fan fondness kind of surprised Lewis. The actor told The New York Times, "When I'm walking down the street in New York, it's: 'Axe, you the man!' He's a really despicable human being, but no one seems to care."

Along with Lewis, Giamatti, and Stoll, Season 7 will have the return of much of the cast from last season. This includes Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, Sakina Jaffrey as Daevisha "Dave" Mahar, Toney Goins as Philip Charyn, and David Costabile as Mike "Wags" Wagner. Daniel Breaker, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dan Soder, Condola Rashad, and Asia Kate Dillon round out the rest of the returning cast. As for new performers, Variety reported in April 2023 that Babak Tafti ("Succession") will join "Billions" as a powerful political consultant named Bradford Luke.

Is there a trailer for Billions Season 7?

On June 27, 2023, Showtime released the first official trailer for the seventh and final season of "Billions." The tone of the clip package indicates that the new set of episodes will feel extraordinarily climactic, with the show's many loose ends tied up, rivalries settled, punishments doled out, and life paths laid out for most of the main characters of "Billions." The trailer begins with the familiar voice of rogue hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), returning to the world of the series after a long absence, narrating what could be the thesis of the series or its final season: "America, the land of the free. Opportunity. And self determination. You can't escape your enemies."

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades tells his team of federal agents that he plans to make the wealthy and guilty pay for their crimes, and he's willing to do anything to make that happen. One of his targets: Michael Prince (Corey Stoll), brazenly moving away from finance into a presidential campaign. Chuck's other opponent: Bobby, who has apparently been secretly manipulating and making money via a secret, remote, and ancient castle.

Will there be a Billions spinoff?

"Billions" might end with Season 7, but the series is poised to explode into a bonafide franchise. Rather than one offshoot, the show is slated to get a whopping four spinoffs, which tells us that Showtime and Paramount+ see a bright future in investing further with the hit series. "Billions" co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien certainly think the storyline well is very deep for the reported "Billions" universe. The creative duo told The Hollywood Reporter in a joint statement, "We remain fascinated by people whose ambition is boundless and who think the laws of civilization and nature don't apply to them."

So, what are the premises for the planned spin-offs? Well, one show called "Billions: Miami" focuses on private aviation, while another show, titled "Billions: London," shifts everything toward U.K. finance. Another series, titled "Millions," centers on 30-somethings trying to strike it rich in Manhattan. And finally, a series titled "Trillions" is a drama based on the wealthiest people in the world. No release date has been given on any of the upcoming spin-offs, but as Season 7 airs, we should likely hear more about them.

Where to watch previous seasons of Billions

With "Billions" Season 7 scheduled to premiere in August 2023, there remains the opportunity to catch up on previous seasons. Each episode is roughly an hour long, and with six seasons, that will consume a lot of time. The series has also got a few ways to try it out before deeply diving into binge territory. If you'd like to test the waters with one episode, the best method is through the Roku Channel App, which has the first episode of the entire series up for free. Anything after that will require signing up and paying for a subscription. Showtime and Paramount+ have the whole series available. However, both services require subscribing, although Showtime offers a seven-day free trial.

If you'd like to only try "Billions" by the season, then the best method would be through Amazon Prime. Not only do they also have the first episode of the series available for free, but each season currently costs $29.99. And with an Amazon Prime subscription, the first four seasons are already free to watch. Otherwise, there's the option of purchasing single episodes, which are listed at $2.99 each. You can also buy episodes through Google Play, Apple TV, and Vudu for $1.99 each.