Few things are as painful for a fan of a long-running television show than cancellation before closure, but that was the fate which befell Ray Donovan when Showtime put a gun to the head of its eighth and final season. However, it appears that Liev Schreiber really is the best fixer in the business, so having told fans “there will be more Ray Donovan”, he is now set to write a feature-length send-off for the show.
Deadline reports that Schreiber will co-write the script with series showrunner David Hollander, who will also direct. Jon Voight is confirmed to return as Donovan’s father Mickey, along with Kerris Dorsey as Ray’s daughter Bridget.
The feature-length installment will pick up where season seven left off, and is scheduled to start filming in New York later this year.
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Season 7 of Ray Donovan finds Ray (Liev Schreiber) working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Zach 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 (Jon Voight) back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions. Meanwhile, Bunchy (Dash Mihok), hoping for a fresh start, bunks in Ray’s apartment and works stocking shelves at a pharmacy. Terry (Eddie Marsan) is offered a new, unconventional healing opportunity. Daryll (Pooch Hall) struggles to figure out where he fits into the Donovan clan. Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) and Smitty (Graham Rogers) face the realities of married life.