Showtime announced today it has renewed Billions for a seventh season and will continue the anthology series Super Pumped for a second season.
In season six of Billions, the dust of season five clears to reveal a world that has evolved. With Axe (Damian Lewis) gone and Michael Prince (Stoll) assuming his place, Chuck (Giamatti) must develop a new strategy that is keener and more sophisticated than before.
All the players, from Wags (David Costabile) to Wendy (Siff), from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Sacker (Condola Rashad), and of course Senior (Jeffrey DeMunn), must sharpen their weapons and look for new alliances in order to survive.
Daniel Breaker (Girls5eva), who stars as Scooter, the brilliant and locked-down Chief of Staff for Prince, has been upped to series regular. The ground is ever shifting and the stakes absolute. New king, new war, new rules.
Billions is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Super Pumped, Rounders). Beth Schacter (Super Pumped) also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Super Pumped Season 2, to be based on Mike Isaac’s next book, will be a deep dive into Facebook’s transition from groundbreaking startup to the power it has become. The new season will focus on the relationship at the center of that metamorphosis — between Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg — and the world-changing forces unleashed, intentionally and unintentionally, as a result.
The second season pickup comes ahead of the premiere of the first installment Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, based on Isaac’s bestselling book, which is set to debut on Sunday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Each season of the Super Pumped anthology series, featuring an entirely new cast of actors, will explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture. As in season one, Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions) and Beth Schacter (Billions) will executive produce, write and serve as showrunners on the series.
Paul Schiff will also serve as executive producer. The anthology series is produced by Showtime and is part of Koppelman and Levien’s overall deal with the network.
The first installment, starring Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmy winner Kyle Chandler and Oscar and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber.
The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Chandler), the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber’s success – and then has to live with the consequences.
Thurman stars as Arianna Huffington, the savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was an Uber board member. The Showtime series will depict the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley.
Even amid the radical upheaval generated within the global tech capital, Uber stands out as both a marvel and a cautionary tale, featuring internal and external battles that ripple with unpredictable consequences.
Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue, Kerry Bishé, Jon Bass, Bridget Gao Hollitt and Babak Tafti also star.
In addition to Koppelman, Levien and Schacter, Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff and Allyce Ozarski also executive produce the first installment.