It may not be the end of the line for TV’s favorite fixer. The Ray Donovan TV show has been cancelled by Showtime but series star Liev Schreiber now says Ray’s story’s not over.
Season seven of Ray Donovan stars Schreiber, Alan Alda, Zach Grenier, Jon Voight, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Graham Rogers. The series centers on professional fixer Ray Donovan (Schreiber), who’s working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Grenier), an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself. And when Feratti’s corruption brings a piece of Mickey’s past (Voight) back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions.
Despite being one of the cable channel’s highest-rated shows, Showtime cancelled the series earlier this month and left the series with unresolved cliffhangers. Fans and showrunner David Hollander were shocked by the cancellation. Hollander later said that there were plans to wrap up the show with an eighth and final season.
Fans of the long-running series haven’t been quiet about their disappointment and it seems that Showtime may be rethinking the decision to cancel the show. Schreiber wrote, “It’s hard to describe how amazing it feels to those of us in the Ray Donovan family who have been lucky enough to experience the overwhelming love and support that all of you have expressed for our show since the news broke that Ray would not return. What’s even more incredible is that it seems your voices have been heard. Too soon to say how or when, but with a little luck and your ongoing support, there will be more Ray Donovan. So to all the Donofans who got their bats out and beat the odds. Thank you.”
Of the possibility of reviving the show, Hollander said, “I would never say never. It is much easier to do in the now. The sets are still standing. The people are still contracted. The mechanisms are in place. Once we tear down the sets and put the costumes away… it’s a lot of actors who are in demand.”
What do you think? Do you think that Ray Donovan will really return in some form? Do you think the series should be wrapped up with a movie or an eighth and final season?