Monday, January 13, 2020

Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for 'Billions,' 'Black Monday,' 'The Chi' and 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Showtime announced premiere dates for the new seasons of Billions, Black Monday and The Chi as well as the new drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

The 10-episode second season of Black Monday will debut on Sunday, March 15 at 10/9c. with back-to-back episodes.

The comedy stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer.

Recurring guest stars for the new season include Casey Wilson, Yassir Lester, Ken Marino, Horatio Sanz, Tuc Watkins, June Diane Raphael, Dulé Hill and Patrick Fabian.

David Caspe and Jordan Cahan created the comedy. They executive produce with Cheadle, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Sony Pictures Television and Point Grey Pictures produce.

New drama Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - a spiritual successor to the original series Penny Dreadful - will begin on Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c.

Set in 1938 Los Angeles when a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the history of Los Angeles which spans from building the city's first freeways to its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. It's not long until Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

The drama stars Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adrianna Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves.

Recurring guest stars in the first season include Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, Lin Shaye, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Sherwood, Ethan Peck and Piper Perabo.

John Logan created the drama. He executive produces with Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and director Paco Cabezas. James Bagley serves as a co-executive producer. Desert Wolf Productions and Neal Street Productions produce.

The 12-episode fifth season of Billions will premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 9/8c.

The drama stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll join the cast in recurring roles for the upcoming season.

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin created the drama.

The 10-episode third season of The Chi will launch on Sunday, July 5 at 10/9c.

The drama stars Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker.

Recurring guest stars this season include Lena Waithe, Curtiss Cook, Luke James, Alani "La La" Anthony, Lil Rel Howery, Cedric Young and Kandi Burruss.

Waithe created the drama, with Justin Hillian serving as showrunner for the third season. They executive produce with Common, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone and Jet Wilkinson. Fox 21 Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Freedom Road Productions and Hillman Grad Productions produce.