Damian Lewis Suits Up for New Showtime Drama Billions
08/11/2015 AT 04:40 PM EDT
After the actor, 44, scored an Emmy for his role on Showtime's hit Homeland, his character, Congressman Nicholas Brody, met a gruesome, untimely end on the show's third season.
Now fans who miss Lewis have the chance to see him in a new light when Lewis stars as billionaire bad boy Bobby "Axe" Axelrod on Showtime's upcoming series Billions.
Think of it as a small-screen Wolf of Wall Street, with Axe as a rags-to-extreme-riches hedge fund king who brazenly asks the question "When did it become a crime to succeed in this country?" as he's pitted against U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
Billions, which also stars Malin Akerman, premieres Jan. 17 on Showtime.