For seven seasons, Liev Schreiber performed the titular function of Ray Donovan on Showtime.
It was canceled with out a lot fanfare, not to mention a correct goodbye to the present that scored awards and viewers for the community.
Fortunately, one thing goes to be completed about that.
Regardless of Schreiber’s pleas for an eighth season of the fan-favorite Showtime drama, the request fell on deaf ears, going as far as to finish the beloved present on a cliffhanger.
Not surprisingly, it resulted in some critical blowback in opposition to the community.
On the time of its cancellation, Showtime’s co-head of leisure, Gary Levine, stated that he at all times thought the present would go seven or eight seasons earlier than calling it quits.
The identical could not be stated of its star or its showrunner, David Hollander, who stated the news blindsided him.
Followers have lengthy recollections, they usually’ve remained vocal concerning the less-than-stellar therapy of the lasting drama.
However there was good news introduced immediately as the chance for an acceptable conclusion to Ray Donovan and his unstable household is about to take flight.
Showtime has ordered a film to wrap up the sequence.
Schreiber and Hollander will write the feature-length movie, and Hollander will direct. On the time it went off the air, there was no person who knew the characters higher than they did.
Based on Showtime, the film will discover Mickey within the wind with Ray decided to search out him and cease him earlier than there may be extra carnage in his wake.
The wrap-up can even weave collectively the present-day fallout from the Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey’s origin story from 30 years in the past.
Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey’s origin story from 30 years in the past.
“When Ray Donovan went off our air after seven nice seasons, we heard from so a lot of its loyal followers that they weren’t able to say goodbye to Ray and the splendidly dysfunctional Donovan clan,” Levine stated in an announcement.
“And so, for them, we’re delighted that Liev and David are creating an exciting new chapter of this iconic sequence.”
Clearly, Schreiber will resurrect his function as Ray, and you too can anticipate Jon Voight to return as Micky and Kerris Dorsey to return as Ray’s daughter, Bridget.
There’s no news concerning the different members of the Donovan household being included within the story or the celebrities returning.
And with a 30-year-old flashback, we must always see some new faces starring because the younger Ray and Mickey.
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