Fans are still having a hard time accepting Damian Lewis’ termination from “Billions.” Damian portrays self-made billionaire and hedge fund guru Bobby Axelrod, also known as Axe. The season 5 conclusion depicts the billionaire being outsmarted by his rivals, who force him to sell his company before fleeing to Switzerland, after five seasons of Bobby edging out his rivals to get to the top. The network quickly announced Damian’s departure after the season’s ending cast doubt on viewers, leaving them wondering why he left. So, here is what we discovered!
Who Will Replace Damien Lewis in Billions?
Billions has already been renewed for a sixth season despite Damien Lewis’ departure from the show. Corey Stoll, who has been promoted to series regular, will replace Lewis in the forthcoming season. As Mike Prince, a wealthy adversary of Axelrod, Stoll plays the part. He assumed control of all of Axelrod’s investments in the series finale, making him not just the new Axelrod but also Chuck’s new target in Season 6.
In October 2020, it was revealed that Stoll had been elevated to a regular position, hinting at Lewis’ departure from the popular series. When asked about offers to work on Billions throughout the years, Stoll quipped, “There were a couple that didn’t really work out, based on schedule and, frankly, I was holding out for something a little bit more exciting in terms of the part. And I’m really glad I did because Mike Prince is such a blast to play and I think he adds a lot to the entire ensemble, says the actor. The two roles that Stoll is best recognised for are Junior Soprano in Mary Saints of Newark and Congressman Peter Russo in House of Cards.
Why Did Damian Lewis Leave Billions?
Damian had reportedly been considering leaving the programme for close to three years, according to sources. However, given how “Billions” wraps off Bobby’s narrative, it seems possible that he may make a comeback in the future. Damian recognised this and continued, “Perhaps there’s a chance for me to come back. Axe has been defeated, in general, for the time being. It is well known that the COVID-19 outbreak caused ‘Billions’ to experience significant difficulties while season 5 was being filmed. Because of a delay in the production, Damian was given permission to shoot remotely even though the show is filmed in New York.
Damian has also had a difficult year because he lost his wife, Helen McCrory, in April 2021. The actor also found it challenging to commute frequently to New York City because the virus made it tough to fly internationally. Damian Lewis’ departure appears to have been influenced by the fact that he wanted to pursue other opportunities in the creative industry and spend more time with his family, according to some sources.
Where Is Damian Lewis Now?
Unfortunately, Damian doesn’t want to talk much about his personal life in public and would rather keep it private. Additionally, he has a very scant online presence, making it difficult to determine where he is right now. We can presume that Damian is currently in the United Kingdom and spending some much-needed time with his family because he left “Billions” to be closer to them.
However, aside from “Billions,” we also saw Damian portray Howard Davies in the upcoming film “Dream Horse.” He currently seems to be taking a break and doesn’t seem to be working on any projects. The showrunner of “Billions,” Brian Koppelman, said, “The goodbyes on Billions and the hellos on Billions are never final; nothing is etched in stone,” therefore it’s impossible to rule out his comeback. After praising Damian for his outstanding performance in the series, he emphasised that it is not “goodbye forever.”
Fans are still having a hard time accepting Damian Lewis’ termination from “Billions”. The actor portrays self-made billionaire and hedge fund guru Bobby Axelrod, also known as Axe. Corey Stoll, who has been promoted to series regular, will replace Lewis in the forthcoming season. Damian Lewis left “Billions” after season 5 because he wanted to spend more time with his family. The actor has also had a difficult year because he lost his wife, Helen McCrory, in April 2021. Damian is currently taking a break and doesn’t seem to be working on any projects.