Showtime has released premiere dates for the next seasons of financial drama Billions, ’80s comedy Black Monday, and sprawling big city tale The Chi.
Billions returns for its fifth season on Sunday, May 3rd at 9:00. The season finds Axe and Chuck reigniting their rivalry while fending off new enemies in the form of social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) and a formidable defense attorney with their sights set on Chuck. Additional storylines this season include Taylor being forced to go back to Axe Capital and Wendy’s new alliances putting her at odds with both Axe and Chuck.
Julianna Margulies will recur as Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author.
Season two of Black Monday is set to premiere Sunday, March 15th at 10:00. The season focuses on the aftermath of the largest stock market crash in history, with Dawn and Blair living in fear of Mo while trying to learn the ropes of their newly acquired power and Mo on the run from Keith.
Season two guest stars include Tuc Watkins (The Boys In the Band) as Congressman Harris, a leading voice of the moral majority; June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) as his ultra-conservative wife, Corkie; Dulé Hill (Suits) as Marcus Wainwright III, president of the African-American Scholarship Fund; and Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as New York Governor Putnam.
Lena Waithe drama The Chi makes its return Sunday, July 5th at 10:00. Season three, which features Waithe recurring as a Chicago mayoral candidate, is the first without original series star Jason Mitchell. Mitchell was dropped from The Chi over sexual harassment claims from several actresses.
Guest stars include two-time Grammy nominee Luke James (Star, Little) as Victor “Trig” Taylor, Jake’s (Michael V. Epps) estranged older brother who wants to reunite his fractured family, but takes an unconventional approach. Alani “La La” Anthony (Power) will play Dominique “Dom” Morris, a savvy businesswoman with dreams of more lucrative opportunities. Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Bird Box) will play Zeke Remnick, the owner of Sonny’s (guest star Cedric Young) building who cares less about the community than the bottom line, and Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) as Roselyn Perry, the estranged wife of Douda (guest star Curtiss Cook), back at his side to influence his political agenda and to help herself.