Showtime Just Renewed One of TV's Best New Dramas

Damian Lewis is the king of Showtime?

By Chris Harnick Jan 26, 2016 8:21 PMTags

Billions just hit the jackpot. The Showtime series has been renewed for a second season after just two airings. Alternative way of looking it? Showtime really loves Damian Lewis.

Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, Condola Rashad and David Costabile star in the series from Brian Koppleman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin.

According to Showtime, the first episode of the new drama amassed 6.5 million viewers across platforms during its first week, making it the biggest premiere week ever for the cable network. In the series, Giamatti plays Chuck Rhoades, a ruthless US Attorney who isn't a fan of wealthy individuals who can buy their way out of legal problems. Lewis plays Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, a hedge fund guru with a criminal past.

Billions is just the latest show to get renewed on Showtime. Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, The Affair, Homeland and Shameless all recently received new season pickups by the cable network.

Find out what other shows have been renewed (and which have been canceled) in the gallery below.