Sixth season of Billions I want to debut in January 23, 2022, but it will do it without one of its stars. It has been announced that Damian Lewis, who plays Bobby Axelrod, aka Ax, on the hit Showtime series, will be leaving the show after five seasons. The news comes as Billions aired its fifth season finale last night.
One reason for Lewis’s departure appears to be dictated by history, although no official reason was given for the actor’s departure. Showtime says, by “DeadlineThat next season will find that Ax is gone and Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) will take his place. Stoll joined the series as a guest star in season five as a new threat to Ax. The network revealed last year that Stoll had been promoted to a series regular for the sixth season.
Also returning for the upcoming sixth season are Paul Giamatti, Stoll, and Maggie Siff. Daniel Breaker, who stars in the show as Scooter, Michael Prince’s chief of staff, has now become a series regular for the upcoming sixth season. During season six, Chuck (Giamatti) must develop a new strategy that is sharper and more sophisticated than before as all the players, Wags (David Costabile), Wendy (Siff), Taylor (Asia Kate Dillion), Sacker (Condola Rashad) , and Senior (Jeffrey DeMunn), must “Sharpen your weapons and seek new alliances to survive.”
Billions tells the story of hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), as he accumulates wealth and power in the world of high finance. Axelrod’s aggressive tactics to ensure high returns often translate into illegal acts that federal prosecutor Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) attempts to prosecute.
Are you sad to see Damian Lewis leave? Billions?