“There Will Be More ‘Ray Donovan’,” Star Liev Schreiber Says Following Backlash Over CancellationDeadline — Nellie Andreeva
Ray Donovan fans have been up in arms since Showtime a week ago canceled the drama seres, denying them a proper ending since the recent Season 7 finale finished with a cliffhanger. Series showrunner David Hollander further fanned the flames by saying that he and the show’s creative team had been blindsided by the network’s cancellation decision.
Now Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber, who had been rallying fans for support, posted an encouraging update.
“It seems like your voices have been heard,” he told fans in an Instagram message Wednesday evening. “Too soon to say how or when, but with a little luck and your ongoing support, there will be more Ray Donovan.”
Schreiber would not elaborate, but his comments are a clear indication that there are conversations about giving Ray Donovan a final chapter. That’s what Showtime has done with its other long-running series that have aired alongside Ray Donovan — Shameless, recently renewed for an 11th and final season, and Homeland, also headed into its upcoming eighth season knowing ahead of time that it would be its last. Showtime had no comment on Schreiber’s comments.
At TCA last month, Showtime’s Co-President of Entertainment Gary Levine admitted that Ray Donovan was “nearing the end of its run. but hinted that the fixer drama may get an eighth and final season.
“I think Ray Donovan is nearing the end of its run,” Levine told Deadline on Jan. 13, ahead of the show’s Season 7 finale. “We always talked about seven or eight seasons..”
Schreiber and Hollander had been hoping for another season, and renewal conversations with Showtime went down the wire. The network ultimately decided not to proceed with Season 8.
Despite the cliffhanger in the Season 7 finale, Ray Donovan‘s went full circle in the Season 7 finale, with Ray finally avenging his sister’s murder which kicked off the series in the pilot episode.