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    ‘Billions’ adds John Malkovich to the mix

    John Malkovich will join “Billions” when the series returns for its third season March 25.
    Olga Martschitsch
    John Malkovich will join “Billions” when the series returns for its third season March 25.

    There are a lot of “Billions” fans out there. The numbers for the Showtime drama are good, and many viewers tell me how much they love it.

    So here are two bits of information for “Billions” people to scarf up. First of all, the show will return for its third season on March 25 at 10 p.m. The story line will find Paul Giamatti’s Chuck and Damian Lewis’s Bobby still struggling mightily to destroy the other. According to Showtime, they will also “battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies.”

    Second, John Malkovich will be part of the third season. He’ll play a Russian billionaire named — bwahaha — Grigor Andolov. Showtime hasn’t offered details on Andolov, but I’m betting he’s a big old baddie and one of those “powerful enemies.” Malkovich’s appearance marks his reunion with “Billions” creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien; he had roles in their first two features, “Rounders” and “Knockaround Guys.”

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    Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.