About the Original

The third season of the hit drama series BILLIONS premiered on Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS is the network’s No. 2 drama series behind HOMELAND, averaging five million viewers weekly across platforms. BILLIONS is available on SHOWTIME on-air, on demand and over the internet.

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Season three of BILLIONS finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted on its axis. Both men are still determined to destroy the other, but must also battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) Chuck's wife and Axe's performance coach, is all in for both of them, an uneasy and dangerous position for her, and one that ultimately puts her to a decision that could alter the direction of her life irrevocably. Money, power, justice and revenge are all on the line for each of these characters as well as for the rest of the stellar cast, including Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon and Jeffrey DeMunn. Clancy Brown guest stars this season as  Waylon "Jock" Jeffcoat, the new Attorney General, who has a compelling portfolio of accomplishments, a wicked intellect and a serious interest in both Chuck and Bobby Axe.  

BILLIONS is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. For more information about BILLIONS, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.

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SYNOPSES

 

301 “TIE GOES TO THE RUNNER”

Premiere Date: Sunday, March 25 at 10 PM ET/PT

Season 3 begins with a mandate for Chuck from a new boss. Axe braves a difficult choice in the face of his recent indictment. Taylor generates a monster strategy. Lara threatens to pull her money from Axe Cap. Sacker strives to prove herself as Chief of Crim. 

Paul Giamatti (Oscar® nominee, Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner) and Damian Lewis (Emmy and Golden Globe winner) star in season three of the SHOWTIME® Original Series BILLIONS.

Written by: Brian Koppelman and David Levien

Directed by: Colin Bucksey

 

302 "THE WRONG MARIA GONZALEZ"
Premiere Date: Sunday, April 1 at 10 PM ET/PT

Chuck tries to cash in a favor owed him by an honorable judge. Axe orchestrates creative new avenues for conducting trades. Wendy helps Taylor weather their first major crisis at the helm. Connerty continues chasing down Ice Juice leads.

303 "A GENERATION TOO LATE"
Premiere Date: Sunday, April 8 at 10 PM ET/PT

Chuck faces a dilemma when he's given a perverse directive. Axe expands upon a secret venture. Taylor and Wags interview a different type of Axe Cap employee. Connerty and Dake close in on key witnesses in the Ice Juice sabotage. Axe and Lara consider an unexpected agreement.

 

304 "HELL OF A RIDE"

Premiere Date: Sunday, April 15 at 10 PM ET/PT

Axe entertains the new arena of venture philanthropy and looks to neutralize old accomplices. Connerty’s scrutiny of Chuck intensifies. Chuck tries to reconcile with his father. Wags pursues an intensely personal real estate acquisition. 

Written By: Randall Green

Director: John Dahl

 

305 "FLAW IN THE DEATH STAR"

Premiere Date: Sunday, April 22 at 10 PM ET/PT

Chuck trades favors with a co-conspirator. Axe and Chuck fight for the loyalty of the same witness. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Axe sends Taylor to Silicon Valley to explore new business opportunities. Dollar Bill plans a big short position on a pharmaceutical company stock, but not everyone at Axe Cap approves.

Written By: Willie Reale & Adam Perlman

Director: Matt Shakman

 

306 "THE THIRD ORTOLAN"

Premiere Date: Sunday, April 29 at 10 PM ET/PT
Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence that could destroy him. Both Axe and Chuck reckon with how far they're willing to go to protect Wendy. The Ice Juice case comes to a head when a judge gives Connerty a difficult deadline.

Written by Alice O'Neill

Directed by John Dahl

 

307 "NOT YOU, MR. DAKE"
Premiere Date: Sunday, May 6 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage. Taylor questions Wendy’s authority and motivations at Axe Capital. Connerty makes his case in court but faces unexpected witness testimony.

Written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien

Directed by Michael Morris

 

308 "ALL THE WILBURYS"
Premiere Date: Sunday, May 13 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck wrestles with whether to honor his word to a friend. Taylor asks for more independence. Lara and Axe negotiate a new arrangement regarding Lara's money.

Directed by Mike Binder

 

309 "ICEBREAKER"
Premiere Date: Sunday, May 20 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source. Taylor chafes against Axe’s recent moves. Chuck recruits the allies he needs to move forward with a new plan. Connerty seeks out a career opportunity.

310 "REDEMPTION"
Premiere Date: Sunday, May 27 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe explores an unappealing investment at a desperate moment. Taylor makes a personal compromise for business. Chuck suspects a major foe may be on to his scheme. Wendy advises an Axe Capper to make bold moves.

 

311 "KOMPENSO"
Premiere Date: Sunday, June 3 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe determines his employees' worth at the year-end "comp” meetings. Chuck advances a dangerous plan, but is distracted by a friend in need of help. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm.

 

312 "ELMSLEY COUNT"
Premiere Date: Sunday, June 10 at 9 PM ET/PT

Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by a competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy. Wendy reckons with past decisions, and chooses a side. Taylor takes a big position. Season finale.

 

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