Hit drama axed after seven series – despite fan favourite character returning for final season | The Sun

HIT US drama Billions has been axed and will not return beyond its seventh and final season.

Show bosses have confirmed that the programme will come to an end, much to the disappointment of fans, after its next run.

Fans will be able to tune into the final edition of the popular programme this August on Paramount+.

Emmy award winning actor Damian Lewis will return to the programme as Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod, in a move that will delight long-term fans of the show.

Chris McCarthy, president of US network Showtime, who commissioned the show, said of its end: “Billions has deftly explored power, money and greed in a way that not only made it a massive hit, but also defined its own genre thanks to the creative brain trust of Brian and David."

He added: "This final season is packed full of the incredible, complex dialogue and character dynamics fans have come to love, and we are thrilled to partner with them on turning this hit series into a global franchise."

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It's not much of a surprise that the show is ending in 2023.

Billions star Dan Soder, 39, accidentally leaked that the show was ending after this season in a radio interview he did in March.

Billions might be over soon, but the show's legacy will live on through spin-offs.

Two of the several spin-offs in the works are tentatively titled Millions and Trillions, according to the news outlet.

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No further details on the show's spin-offs have been revealed.

On social media, fans discussed the Billions news in a thread on Twitter.

One fan tweeted: "Well it's about damn time! I was wondering when they were finally gonna call it quits, not that I don't love this show and have enjoyed the ride but what will be their 7th Season now; it's time to bring it to a close.

"Can't wait for the end to begin. #Billions cc:@Showtime."

Another wrote: "I remember back when I watched the trailer for the FIRST season, knew it was going to be great! Everything ends eventually…"

A second fan added: "Can hardly wait!"

Most fans admitted that they were only tuning into Billions' new season because Damian Lewis is going to reprise his role as Bobby Axelrod.

One fan tweeted: "I'm not sure of I'll watch this. The last season was terrible and was a real struggle to watch.

"Of course they'll bring Axe back for the final season, I don't think anybody would watch it otherwise."

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A second fan noted: "Great to see Damian Lewis back in this, hoping this works."

A third fan cosigned: "#Axe is back so I guess i'll be back for the final season then."

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