Billions is set to return, but Damian Lewis will not be coming back. The series lead announced on Monday that he is departing from the successful Showtime series.

The 50-year-old English actor played Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in the popular drama. Axelrod, and others, are engaged in a fierce legal battle with Paul Giamatti’s US Attorney Chuck Rhoades.

Billions season 5 began in May of 2020. The show was renewed for a sixth season, but they are doing so without their current leading actor. Damian Lewis made the announcement official today on Twitter.

Thank you @SHO_Billions thank you @briankoppelman @DavidLevien. A pleasure and a privilege to play Axe for 5 seasons with some of the smartest, funniest most talented cast and crew I’ve worked with. I’ll miss the Billions family. Yep, some jobs are more than just a job…. Love.

It will be interesting to see how Billions works out their next season without Lewis around. Fans will know soon enough, because the show is 100% coming back for another season even if they don’t get another season with Damian Lewis.

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