Season 2 picks up immediately after the Season 1 finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis), scorching the Earth in a costly war for personal domination.
It's law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance.
Season 2 finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it's a choice between evolution and extinction.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Risk Management": Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation.
The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap.
Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager and Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children's school.
Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck's estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe's fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.
Guest stars this season include Rob Morrow, Dan Soder, Kelly AuCoin, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Strong, James Wolk, Christopher Denham, Glenn Fleshler, Asia Kate Dillon and Eric Bogosian.
Billions is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.