He Axe-ed himself from the show.
After an electrifying five seasons, Damian Lewis is stepping away from his role as venal finance titan Bobby Axelrod on Showtime’s “Billions.” The bombshell comes after showrunners announced that the financial drama’s Season 6 will premiere on Jan. 23, 2022. The network also released a minutelong teaser trailer.
“What an incredible joy to spend five years working so closely with the great @lewis_damian!” tweeted “Billions” executive producer Brian Koppelman following the 50-year-old actor’s departure. “@DavidLevien and I are beyond grateful to you, Damian, for the work, of course, and the fellowship, and for all you sacrificed to come do this with us.”