Damian Lewis is Hosting a New Factual Spy Series
Calling all Damian Lewis fans: the Homeland and Billions actor is to make his debut as a documentary host.
Lewis will show off his factual chops as the presenter of a new eight-part docu-drama series about some of the most important international spy missions of the last four decades.
The series, which is being made jointly by A+E's U.K. and U.S. divisions, as well as the actor's company Rookery Productions, has the working title Damian Lewis: Spy Wars, Deadline reports.
Each episode will tell a different real-life spy story with Lewis introducing reconstructions of key events from the mission, as well as interviews with experts and former spies from the CIA, KGB, and MI6.
Lewis will definitely need his passport for the job, as it's being shot in London, Moscow, and Israel.
Dan Korn of A+E Networks UK said: “We’re thrilled to have Damian Lewis on History for his first foray into factual television and with the ramping up of intelligence activities on all sides, and renewed tensions between East and West, there can be no better time to explore some of the most iconic spy operations of recent years.”
But fans of Lewis's acting need not worry. He's reprising his role as hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod in season three of Billions, which premieres March 17 on Showtime. He's also playing iconic actor Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film about the Manson Family murders, which is set for release on July 26.
Are you excited to see a different side of Damian Lewis?