The television industry has forayed into the realm of finance and business but the result has never been as explosive as Billions- An extremely well-written fiance-crime drama lead by the incredibly suave Damian Lewis. The series revolves around the lives of hedge fund expert Bobby Axelrod, essayed by Lewis and Attorney Chuck Rhoades played by the incredible Paul Giamatti. The trailer for Billions season 5 was dropped on March 19 where we saw a reignition of the rivalry between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades with a new band of enemies now around them waiting to take their place. We are anticipating a majorly dramatic and intense power struggle in this next season where loyalties and relationships are put to a test.
In the last season, we saw a lot of relationships like Maggie and Chuck fall apart which led an interesting turn of events with Bobby and Maggie’s growing friendship, making chuck resentful enough to send Taylor as a mole to Bobby.
We are anticipating emotions to be at an all-time high this season and it is going to be Chuck vs Axe all the way.
In the new season, Bobby has a new enemy in the form of Mike Prince,(played by Cory Stoll), he has a similar competitive streak like Bobby which is why they would be sparring from the first episode of season 5.
However, Prince isn’t the only new addition to the show, we have a new sociology professor, Catherine Brant (played by Juliana Margulies), who connects with Chuck to guest lecture after his BDSM revelation.
Speaking about the cast, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are reprising their roles as Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades accompanied by Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod, Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty, David Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner, Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Amber Mason.
One thing we know for sure is that this season of Billions is not going to disappoint us in any way, we are in for a thrilling ride into the world of these corporate masterminds.