Axe is again. Damian Lewis, who departed Showtime’s “Billions” on the finish of Season 5, will return to the collection in time for Season 7, the community introduced late Monday. Lewis, who stars with Man Pearce in subsequent month’s MGM+ collection “A Spy Amongst Buddies,” will return for six of the 12 episodes of “Billions” set to air subsequent season.
Lewis is again as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod reverse Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll and Maggie Siff. The present is at the moment in manufacturing in New York, and Lewis’ return had already been leaked by way of paparazzi pictures that confirmed him, in character, again along with his previous “Billions” co-stars.
Right here’s the logline for subsequent season by way of Showtime: “In season seven, alliances are turned on their heads. Previous wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are examined. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies change into cautious associates. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes develop from Wall Avenue to the world.”
“Billions” additionally stars David Costabile, Asia Kate Dillon, Condola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sakina Jaffrey and Daniel Breaker. Additionally, Toney Goins (who performs Philip) has been made a season common in Season 7.
As Selection wrote on the time of the Season 5 finale, “No Path Residence,” ultimately, “Lewis’ Axelrod, as soon as once more beneath the gun from regulation enforcement, escapes in cloak-and-dagger trend with a hoard of cash to Switzerland to keep away from prosecution in New York.”
That had left the door open that although Lewis would now not be a collection common, that the character returning to the “Billions” universe sooner or later. Season 6 of “Billions” ran within the winter and early spring final yr, with the season finale on April 10, 2022.
Lewis gained an Emmy for enjoying U.S. Marine Corp. Sgt. Nicholas Brody on Showtime’s “Homeland,” from 2011 to 2013. He returned to the pay cabler for “Billions,” which premiered in January 2016.
Lewis’ exit from “Billions” in 2021 got here following the dying that yr of his spouse, actor Helen McCrory.
“Billions” comes from creators, government producers and showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Beth Schacter additionally serves as showrunner and government producer. The collection was additionally created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
As Paramount+ merges with Showtime, the corporate additionally just lately introduced that as much as 4 new “Billions” spinoff collection are within the works. That features “Billions: Miami” as a brand new installment set on the earth of personal aviation; “Billions: London,” set on the earth of U.Okay. finance; “Hundreds of thousands,” that includes various, 30-something, monetary mogul wannabes in Manhattan; and “Trillions,” based mostly on fictional tales of the richest individuals on the earth.