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Surprise! Bobby Axelrod is Back! Damian Lewis Announces Return of Beloved “Billions” Character on Colbert Show

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Surprise! Bobby Axelrod is back!

Actor Damian Lewis announced tonight on Stephen Colbert he’s returning to my favorite show, “Billions,” on Showtime.

Lewis left “Billions” a couple of years ago to take care of his wife, the late great actress Helen McCrory who died tragically from cancer two years ago.

“Billions” went through season 6 without Bobby, who fled the US ignominiously after a long, exciting duel to the finish with Paul Giamiatti’s Chuck Rhoades. But there was a lot of unfinished business, so now Season 7 will deal with that.

Lewis and Giamatti and “Billions” have gotten no Emmy awards. Showtime has done nothing for them. But now that Showtime is morphing into Paramount Plus, the “Billions” world is adding “Trillions” and “Zillions” — really — as spin offs, maybe Viacom will run a real campaign for these guys, not to mention David Costabile, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Maggie Siff as well as creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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