Showtime is giving followers of its widespread drama collection Billions a particular deal with — an opportunity to see the season 2 premiere 9 days early.
We will begin getting again on the cash path somewhat sooner than we anticipated. Showtime will make the season 2 premiere episode of its drama collection Billions obtainable on February 10, 9 days forward of its February 19 premiere date on the premium cable channel.
Billions followers will have the ability to watch the primary episode from the second season on demand beginning this Friday, February 10. Present creator Brian Koppelman introduced the information on his private Twitter account Wednesday, and Showtime’s official web site confirms the early launch date. The season premiere shall be obtainable on Showtime’s streaming providers, Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime.
Billions is a drama collection that finds Paul Giamitti’s Charles Rhoades Jr., the meticulously efficient U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of New York, investigating Damian Lewis’ flashy Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, hedge fund supervisor of Axe Capital, to find simply how Axe made his exorbitant fortune. The 12-episode first season was comparatively profitable for a debut cable collection, with 9 of its 12 episodes surpassing a million viewers.
Showtime has been in a very giving temper to its subscribers to date this yr. Showtime ended 2016 by making Homeland‘s extremely anticipated season 6 premiere available in the identical style on December 30, greater than two weeks forward of its January 15 launch date. The early launch might have harm the episode’s linear scores, because the episode posted the bottom viewership numbers for a Homeland season premiere because the collection premiere almost six years in the past.
These superior premieres of well-liked Showtime exhibits on its streaming providers could possibly be aimed toward bolstering its subscriber rely. Showtime’s father or mother firm, CBS, launched the cable community’s stand-alone, over-the-prime subscription service Showtime Anytime in July 2015. A yr later, CBS CEO Les Moonves attested that the printed community’s stand-alone subscription providers CBS All Entry and Showtime Anyplace have mixed for greater than 2 million subscribers. Moonves says the share of these subscribers is “about evenly cut up,” probably placing Showtime Anytime’s subscriber rely at greater than a million.
You possibly can make amends for the complete first season of Billions on Showtime Anytime and Showtime on Demand. Billions can also be out there to stream on Amazon Prime for many who pay $8.99 a month additional for Showtime exhibits.