Saturday, June 15, 2024

“Billions” Is Back In August for One Last Season That Sees the Return of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis)


“Billions” is coming back for one final season on August 11th. The show returns on that date on Paramount Plus and two nights later on Showtime.

Damian Lewis comes back as Bobby Axelrod. Lewis left two seasons ago when his actress wife, Helen McCrory, was ill with cancer. She eventually, sadly, passed. Since then Lewis has released an album of songs he wrote and plays guitar on.

How Bobby could be back is a good question. He fled the US rather than be prosecuted for his financial crimes. Both Lewis and Paul Giamatti should have gotten Emmys for every season but Showtime — which is about to expire — did little for this series.

Welcome back, “Billions”!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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