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‘Billions’ Taps ‘Zoo’ Star James Wolk for Season 2 Guest Role (EXCLUSIVE)

Showtime’s “Billions” has cast James Wolk for a guest role in Season 2, Variety has learned exclusively.

Wolk will play Craig Heidecker, an innovative young tech billionaire, in the sophomore season of the Showtime drama. The star currently headlines CBS’ summer drama series “Zoo,” which was just renewed for a third season. Based on James Patterson’s novel of the same name, “Zoo” is currently the summer’s second most-watched original scripted series on broadcast. “Zoo” airs its two-hour Season 2 finale on Sept. 6.

Billions” stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as they scorch the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife.

Season 2 finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. “Billions” is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

“Billions” returns to Showtime for Season 2 on Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m.

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