Emmy-winning actor Damian Lewis wrapped up his five seasons in the “No Direction Home” season finale on Sunday night, with his character, hedge fund magician Bobby “Ax” Axelrod, leaving New York for good. its legal issues.
In the wake of the final episode airing, Showtime announced that the show’s sixth season will air on Sunday, January 23.
Lewis, 50, had played billionaire financier Axelrod on the Showtime series since its inception in 2016.
“There might be an opportunity for me to come back,” Lewis told The New York Times on Sunday. “But so far, generally speaking, Ax has been beaten. “
The 90-second trailer showed that while the series will take a different direction after Lewis exits, there will continue to be changes in alliances and plenty of unscrupulous behavior.
Billionaire Mike Prince, played by Corey Stoll, is set to take the lead in Season 6, alongside Daniel Breaker’s intriguing character Scooter, after being portrayed in Season 5 as a fierce rival to Axis.
The preview confirms that while Prince is now big and responsible, he’s not immune to the legal reach of New York Attorney General Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
Rhoades tells his father at the start of the trailer, “This is the first battle in the new war I am waging against the rich criminals. ”