Just few minutes ago, Showtime officially confirmed that the network's hit drama Billions had been renewed for Season 5. The announcement appeared on the official Twitter of Showtime. To be sure of this, just check it out below. By the way, Billions Season 4 is coming to an end on Sunday, June 9, 2019, according to the official announcement.
Billions Season 4 Finale Recap & Season 5 Expectations
Billions Season 5 is promising to be amazing since we have seen too many cliffhangers in the recent season finale. The first thing, which remained totally unknown what happened to Wendy and Axe this crucial night. We don't want to hint anything, yet looks like Wendy started feeling something more than business relationships in regard to her boss.
Chuck apparently guessed what happened to his wife and his entire life because of the influence of Bobby Axelrod. And therefore, all indications are that another round of confrontation between two titans awaits us in Billions Season 5. Axe, in turn, have broken all ties with his business and sex partner, Rebecca, who, as a result, turned into his enemy, as well.
Axe supposedly managed to take revenge upon his enemy, Taylor Mason, thanks to the assistance of his recent friend, Chuck. However, it seems that Taylor would prefer to play their own game against both Chuck and Axe.
The only, whose destiny remained undecided is Bryan Connerty, whose career is now ruined, and who is angry at Chuck more than anyone.
To be honest, it was a bit awkward to see such a close friendship between the two recent enemies, Axe and Chuck. Yet finally, we will have a chance to see them opposite to each other in Billions Season 5. Who should finally win the game?
Billions Season 4 Statistics
Billions Season 4 premiere has garnered 0.843 million viewers with a 0.18 key demo among adults (P18-49), preserving thereby most of the show's target audience. The debut has lost only about ten percent of the viewership (-9.16%). These figures are better versus those of Season 2, for instance.
At the same time, Billions Season 4 has become the most rated premiere ever, given the statistics presented by Rotten Tomatoes. Both critics and viewers have rated the current season at 100%, with a score of 8.19/10 and 4.9/5, respectively. On Metacritic, the results of the current season look favorable as well, 87/100 and 7.4/10, among critics/viewers, respectively.
On the other hand, TVLine has learned that there were some obstacles on the way to Billions Season 5. However, given such a favorable statistics, we were sure that Showtime is about to pick up Billions for another round.
The season premiere showcased that Chuck and Bobby are not enemies any more. Each of them got in big troubles. Yet you know that nothing can make people closer than common misfortune. Both protagonists faced serious opponents that don't want to retreat.
Though in our opinion it's quite a controversial decision to turn Taylor into a key figure in the series, yet such tricky and quirky opponent may serve an insurmountable obstacle for Axe, given their cooperation with Russian oligarch.
Chuck, in the meantime, is apparently managed to find some clues to his new goals, even taking into account the fact that he is temporarily "out of business."
All these things are important since they lay the firm foundation to Billions Season 5. Two recent enemies are combining their power in an attempt to resist the new, more dangerous threat. We have witnessed such a union yet since Season 3. As a result, the future of Billions looks cloudless, even despite the news, revealed by TVLine.
Billions Season 5 Release Date
Though Showtime has already picked up Billions for its fifth installment, the network has yet to announce a specific release date for the upcoming season. However, if you're a devoted fan of the show, you may have noted that each previous season of Billions kicked off in the period between January and March. As a result, we tend to believe that Billions Season 5 is set to premiere on January-March 2020.
Yet you should bear in mind that this is nothing but our forecast. Of course, we are looking forward to the official confirmation of the exact release date from Showtime. As soon as the network reveals the exact date, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The story mostly focuses on two key figures belonging to radically different camps. On the one hand, the show introduces Bobby Axelrod, an icon of success and example of a well-to-do person, who owns a hedge fund managing billions of dollars. Bobby managed to survive 9/11 and made his fortune thanks to this tragic event. He lives the life appropriate to any billionaire. Naturally, his passion is business. But sometimes, Bobby may take a case of beer, embark at his private jet, and fly with his friends to attend a Metallica concert.
Chuck Rhoades Jr., in turn, is a typical member of the US elite, who owes his place in the society to his father. Chuck serves as an attorney in New York. But, eventually, the road of life brings him to politics. Chuck put his eye on Axe since he doubts the legitimacy of his assets. As a result, Chuck starts a prosecution of Axe in an attempt to reveal his dirty affairs.
Their collision causes a battle of two masterminds each belonging to opposite side. However, given the world of high stakes, where both of them exist, each wrong step may turn into a deadly trap. Thus, the viewer must decide whose point of view is closer to him.