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Why Did Damian Lewis Leave Billions? Here’s All You Need To Know

Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis

At the end of season 5 of Billions, we saw one of the main characters of the show, Robert “Bobby” Axelrod fleeing to Switzerland. As the viewers were expecting him to come back to see him meticulously doing hedge funding, Axe lost his appearance in the show.

Damian Lewis, who was playing the role of Robert “Bobby” Axelrod, gained so much popularity through his role as the ruthless manager of Hedge Fund Axe Capital. He appeared to be stone-hearted when it came to trading, and we have always seen him growing the trading business even by taking bribery.

However, he also gives off the impression of being very kind-hearted, given the charitable acts he carries out to support the educational needs of the children of his co-workers who died in the World Trade Centre.

This ruthless yet generous character was loved by all, and no one was expecting his departure from the show only after five seasons. However, his sudden removal shocked fans, who started looking up for justifying answers all over the internet.

Here is everything you need to know about Damian Lewis leaving the show.

Damian Lewis’s Departure From “Billions” – Know The Real Reason Here

Damian Lewis, throughout all his episodes for Billions, never failed to entice us with his flawless acting as a hedge fund manager. His ruthless character was loved by many, and fans always wanted to see him till the end of the series. However, he had to leave the show, and he did not make his appearance for the sixth season of the show, which was released in the month of January 2022.

Damian appeared in a total of 60 episodes, and the episode in which he fled to Switzerland was aired in the month of October 2021. In all the 60 episodes he appeared in, Damian was the co-lead with the main protagonist, played by Paul Giamatti.

Damian Lewis in Season 5

Damian Lewis in Season 5 – A still from Billions

Talking about Damian’s departure from Billions, it was confirmed that Damian’s contract was ended, and he was only meant to be there for only five seasons. His role officially ended in the fifth season and was confirmed from the beginning, probably at the time of signing the contract.

As fans were expecting a concrete reason for his departure and were also suspecting that he was removed, it turned out to be nothing but a normal end to his role.

Even if Damian Lewis’s role was ended, and it is true that fans missed him in season 6, Billions has always been the series that never failed to intrigue fans with exciting plotlines.

Damian Lewis Discussed His Departure From Billions With His Fans

Every time when a fan’s favorite character from any show gets departed without a valid reason from any famous show, the fan’s growing concern for their favorite character is obvious. The same happened to Damian Lewis.

Because Damian Lewis was also going through the traumatic death of his wife, who became a victim of a deadly disease like cancer, fans suspected that because of his wife’s death, he may have decided to leave the show.

When fans got to know that Damian Lewis got removed from the show, they started showing concern across social media and the internet. As even Damian cares about his fans a lot, he announced his departure to his fans and also expressed how it felt like working with SHO Billions.

Damian Lewis Left Billions

Damian Lewis announced his departure from Billions through Tweet

He announced through his Twitter post that he is leaving the show by saying that some jobs are more than just a job; he enjoyed working in Billions because he got a chance to work with the funniest and most talented cast and crew members.

He also showed his privilege to work with Billions and thanked the show and key members who are behind making Billions successful.

Damian Lewis Left Billions

Damian Lewis announced his exit from the show – Fans Reactions

Fans were sad at first as they did not want him to leave the show. However, they supported his decision and appreciated him for his amazing role throughout the five seasons of Billions. They started remembering his best scenes and also requested him to come back, but apparently, he did not.

Currently, Damian Lewis is busy producing “A Spy Among Friends,” a British thriller television series based on the book by Ben Macintyre.

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