Damian Lewis exits Billions

"What he did in making Bobby Axelrod an icon is really remarkable," say grateful producers.

Damian Lewis has departed US drama Billions after 5 seasons.

Executive Producer Brian Koppelman praised Lewis on Twitter after the finale, saying that working with the actor was an “incredible joy.” On behalf of himself and David Levine, Koppelman thanked Lewis “for the work, of course, and the fellowship, and for all you sacrificed to come do this with us.”

Koppelman also told EW: The goodbyes on Billions and the hellos on Billions are never permanent; nothing is etched in stone. But that said, Damian’s time as a regular on Billions has come to an end. The guy delivered for us in such an incredible way. What he did in making Bobby Axelrod an icon is really remarkable. Knowing the conditions in which he performed, traveling back and forth to England for years to be with his family, it’s impossible to imagine just how hard and focused that guy worked. We feel really honored and lucky to have had five years of being able to know that Damian Lewis was Bobby Axelrod. But, again, not saying it’s goodbye forever.”

A trailer has also dropped for Season 6 due in Australia on Stan late January.

If you have seen S5 finale you can read more at EW.

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  1. After the death of Damian’s wife Helen McCrory it must have been tough for him. Damian is a diverse actor so 5 seasons is a pretty good run even if Billions showrunner may not agree, I doubt the show will be quite the same without him.

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