Entertainment

Everything We Know About 'Billions' Season 7

The long-running Showtime series shows no signs of slowing down.

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After six seasons of scheming and double-crossing, the world of Billions continues to expand. Following the shocking ending of Season 5, which found star Damien Lewis leaving the show and his hedge fund genius Bobby Axelrod escaping Manhattan for a quiet life abroad, the long-running Showtime drama reoriented itself around a new central conflict. Now Paul Giamatti’s crusading attorney Chuck Rhoades must do battle with Michael Thomas Aquinas Prince, a rich guy with un-Axe-like do-gooder aspirations. Heading into Season 6, it wasn’t unreasonable to wonder: Would Billions still be Billions?

Luckily, Billions can only be Billions. As Chuck and Prince battled it out, characters like Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) and Kate Sacker (Condola Rashad) continued to evolve. What new financial mishaps, obscure references, and chef cameos will Season 7 bring? We crunched the numbers to find out.

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Will there be a Billions Season 7?

Yes! Back in February of 2022, not long after Season 6 premiered, Billions was renewed by Showtime for a seventh season.

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When will Billions Season 7 premiere?

There’s no official premiere date for Season 7 yet. But past seasons tend to debut early in the year, so it would make sense for Season 7 to debut sometime in the first half of 2023.

Is there a trailer for Billions Season 7?

No, Season 6 only recently wrapped up. Don’t expect a trailer for the new season until later this year or early next year.

How many episodes will there be in Billions Season 7?

So far, every season of Billions has had 12 episodes. This new season will likely stick with that number.

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Which cast members are returning?

The core cast of Billions will return for Season 7. That means Chuck (Paul Giamatti) and Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) will continue to be the two leads in the show. Maggie Siff, who plays the gifted corporate psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades, and David Costabile, who plays the impish advisor Wags, will also return. Expect to see more of Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon), Sacker (Condola Rashad) and Chuck’s father, Charles Rhoades, Sr. (Jeffrey DeMunn) as well.

Will more familiar faces return next season? After over 70 episodes, the Billions supporting cast has a deep bench. Don’t be surprised if co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien continue to pull certain actors back into the fold as the show continues. At the same time, it’s unlikely Damien Lewis will be coming back to the show any time soon – if you’re still holding out for Axe’s return.

What will Billions Season 7 be about?

Over the course of Season 6, Koppelman, Levien, and the rest of the writing staff worked hard to differentiate the Chuck vs. Prince conflict from the Chuck vs. Axe conflict that used to define the series. As we’ve continued to learn, Prince is committed to his idea of making the world a better place. Unlike Axe, an often cynical player driven by profit above all else, Prince wants to be perceived as a force for social change. Specifically, Prince has ambitions to run for President, a job that Axe would have looked at as a waste of his time and money.

Does that mean Billions will suddenly turn into a version of The West Wing or Stoll’s old streaming hit House of Cards? Don’t bet on it. In the past, Billions has made room for political detours while still remaining focussed on the war for wealth and power in Manhattan. As the various characters who have been pulled into Prince’s orbit have learned, his pursuit of what’s morally right can still cause damage and wreak havoc. He’s hardly an innocent actor on the world stage. Sending Chuck to jail won’t solve his problems. As we’ve learned over the past six seasons, the characters on this show often behave like Looney Tunes heroes: They will run at their goals until it destroys them. That’s half the fun!Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

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Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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