Damian Lewis is leaving ‘Billions’ after Season 5


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The actors will not be a part of season 6 to be aired in January

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Spoiler alert: this post contains details Arabs The season 5 finale that started streaming this morning and onwards show time Sunday tonight.

Damien Lewis Showtime is outBillions.”


Running away from the legal claws of his very wealthy Bobby Axelrod in Switzerland Paul GiamattiEmpire State Attorney General, Emmy winner Lewis ends his five-season run Brian Kopelman, David Levine and Andrew Ross Sorkin created high finance drama with a smile tonight. Living just one step ahead of the law and at a major loss, Axelrod also saw almost his entire fortune gone after settling for a handcuff-free life in Europe.

Or as Lewis’s Axelrod told rival billionaire Mike Prince (Corey Stoll), who now owns all of his companies: “So, that’s what there is to lose.”

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Already renewed for a sixth season, “BillionsIt returned on 5 September for the second half of its fifth season, which was delayed by production shutdowns related to the pandemic. This expanded to a fight between Lewis’s Axelrod and Giamatti’s Chuck Rhodes and involved former “House of Cards” star Stolle in one. Very unholy trinity. Stoll is now joining the drama full-time as he has been promoted to a series regular for Season 6.

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Tragically, in real life, during a year-long break in Season 5, Lewis’ wife Helen McCrory Died. The “Peaky Blinders” star died of cancer in April this year at the age of 52. “I have never found anyone able to enjoy life so much,” Lewis wrote in a soulful tribute to the Sunday Times of London. on 18 April. “Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspiring. Nor was she interested in seeing the navel. There was no real selfishness in self-reflection; she believed in looking outside, not inside. That’s why she was able to shine his light on others so much.”

Also starring in “Billions” are Asia Kate Dillon, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly Aucoin and Jeffrey DeMun. The Season 5 finale picked up a bit of a real-life escape with a replay of the Axelrod in Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s secret flight out of Japan in 2019.

While Lewis has handed over his main fat role to Stoll, there’s a chance I’ve heard the actor could make an appearance or two in the sixth season — which is set to begin January 23.

Watch the Lewis-free trailer for Season 6, shown tonight just after the Season 5 finale:

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