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The Best Seasons of 'Billions' 

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Updated May 18, 2020 75 votes 39 voters 5.5k views 5 items

Since it's such a great series, let's rank every season of Billions from best to worst. Sure, there's only three seasons so far, but there are certainly more to come. Not only that, but even some of the first three seasons are better than others. Now, if you're unfamiliar with the series, Showtime's Billions is an epic drama that stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as two high-profile New Yorkers locked in an epic battle. Giamatti plays a shrew US Attorney General who is bent on taking down a corrupt hedge-fund king named Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. Power, corruption, and wealth all clash as the various seasons of Billions play out against the backdrop of the world of New York finance. 

For those all caught up on the show, here you'll be able to cast your vote for the best season of Billions (so far), as well as get a brief summary of the highlights of each. If you're new to the show, you can find each season of Billions ranked from best to worst, as voted on by viewers. This way you'll have a a better idea of what to expect for each season. You can also check out more shows like Billions, featuring even more high stakes and instense drama.

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Billions - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Billions'
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Billions - Season 2

The second season of Billions premiered on February 19, 2017, and contains 12 episodes. This season continues to track the progress of the battle between Rhodes and Axelrod amid the high-power world of New York finance. 

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Kingmaker," "Golden Frog Time," and "Ball In Hand."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Axe considers a new investment in an NFL team.
  • Chuck and his team find an insider who agrees to wear a wire.
  • Axe finally receives an indictment. 
Great season?
Billions - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Billions'
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Billions - Season 1

The first season of Billions premiered on January 17, 2016, and contains 12 episodes. This season introduces viewers New York Southern District U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes as he faces off against corrupt hedge-fund manager Bobby Axelrod.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Deal," "Quality of Life," and "The Conversation."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • An inside tip sets off an epic battle between two high-profile men.
  • Axe spontaneously goes to a concert where he meets a young woman who forces him to examine his life.
  • Chuck attempts to conceal his involvement with the case to gain an upper hand.
Great season?
Billions - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Billions'
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Billions - Season 3

The third season of Billions premiered on March 25, 2018, and contains 12 episodes. This season follows Chuck and Axe as they face each other and new enemies.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Not You, Mr. Drake," "The Third Ortolan," and "Kompenso."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Chuck cashes in a favor from a Judge.
  • Axe decides to explore the world of venture philanthropy.
  • Axe attempts to track down a damning piece of evidence. 
Great season?
Billions - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Billions'
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Billions - Season 5

The second season of Billions premiered on May 3, 2020. This season follows Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades reigniting their rivalry.

Great season?