Following her stellar performance as Bette Davis on FX’s Feud, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon will be making another trip into the world of TV. The iconic actress has signed on to join the cast of Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan for its forthcoming fifth season.
According to Showtime (via The Wrap), Sarandon will play the recurring role of Samantha Winslow, a strong and focused motion picture studio head. It remains to be seen how Winslow’s path will cross with the titular character, but one would assume that Donovan, a professional fixer for rich and famous Los Angeles residents, will probably end up doing a job for her.
While primarily known for her work in such films as Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, Stepmom, Arbitrage, Tammy and more, Sarandon is far from inexperienced when it comes to TV. Over the course of her career, Sarandon has popped up on a wide variety of shows and TV movies, including Malcolm in the Middle, Friends, Bernard and Doris and You Don’t Know Jack, all of which earned her Emmy nominations. Her other TV credits include Rescue Me, 30 Rock, The Big C and Mike & Molly.
For season 5, Liev Schreiber is set to return as Donovan and will be joined by a slew of new cast members (in addition to the aforementioned one): Lili Simmons (True Detective), Adina Porter (The 100), Brian White (Scandal), Michel Gill (House of Cards) and Graham Rogers (Quantico). A premiere date has not been set yet, but if previous seasons are any indication, expect a summer release.