Showtime counts Billions

Showtime is taking its Billions pilot to series.

Showtime

Showtime

The US premium cable network has ordered a 12-part series, which takes an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two figures – the politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis).

The cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.

It is executive produced by writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, Neil Burger, and Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Production will begin later this year ahead of its launch in 2016.