Billions viewers will see the return of a familiar face during the upcoming seventh season of the Showtime series. After departing at the end of season five, Damian Lewis will appear in six episodes of the upcoming season as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod.
In addition, recurring player Toney Goins, aka Philip, has also been upped to a series regular. Production has recently begun on season seven of the series. A 2023 premiere date will be announced in the future.
Starring Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Asia Kate Dillon, Condola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Daniel Breaker, the Billions drama series follows the world of high fiancés in New York City and the work of United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) as he attempts to prosecute those who’ve broken the law.
Showtime revealed more about the return of Lewis to the series in a press release.
SHOWTIME has announced that Emmy winner Damian Lewis will return as fan-favorite Bobby “Axe” Axelrod to season seven for six of the twelve episodes of the acclaimed drama series BILLIONS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll and Maggie Siff. Currently in production in New York City, BILLIONS will return later this year. Toney Goins, who plays Philip has been upped to series regular in season seven.
In season seven, alliances are turned on their heads. Old wounds are weaponized. Loyalties are tested. Betrayal takes on epic proportions. Enemies become wary friends. And Bobby Axelrod returns, as the stakes grow from Wall Street to the world. BILLIONS also stars David Costabile, Asia Kate Dillon, Condola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sakina Jaffrey and Daniel Breaker.
BILLIONS is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders). Beth Schacter also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. All previous seasons of BILLIONS are available for subscribers on SHOWTIME. For more information about BILLIONS, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.
Check teasers for Lewis’ return below.
Just when you thought he was out… pic.twitter.com/NIezmmHnGQ
— Billions (@SHO_Billions) February 28, 2023
Bobby’s back, baby! And I’m gonna poke him all goddamn day.
(HR!)#Billions @SHO_Billions pic.twitter.com/ExifqfV3S9
— Kelly AuCoin (@KellyAuCoin77) February 28, 2023
What do you think? Do you watch this Showtime series? Are you excited about the return of Axe to Billions?
Need to quickly change direction for Chuck or it isn’t going to matter. The petty jealous direction they took his character was insufferable. Hard to watch as he didn’t care about laws, just it’s not fair they have more money so I must stop them.
I LIKE THE SHOW REGARDLESS, BUT he was a great character, I will watch it either way
Look forward bring back audience
I’ll watch only when Damien Lewis is in it.