A week on from the shock announcement that Showtime's Ray Donovan was abruptly cancelled, it's star Liev Schreiber hints that the series might get a proper ending. Taking to social media, Schreiber thanked fans for their support and making their voices heard to the network, and teased there will be more.
“It seems like 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.”
When Showtime axed Ray Donovan, the fans came out in full support to implore them to reconsider the very sudden cancellation mere weeks after the season seven finale. Worse yet, the last episode was left on a massive cliffhanger which is no way for any series to be brought to a conclusion. The end for Ray Donovan has been in sight for a year or two with season eight being widely thought of as the endgame. So the decision to deny the long-running series a satisfying ending seemed even more short-sighted. Showtime gave final season orders to Shameless and Homeland allowing the fans to say a worthy farewell to both shows. Surely they could extend that same courtesy to Ray Donovan.
While it's early days, the two most probable outcomes here are a TV movie or short-form series to wrap up the hanging plot threads. That is, of course, if Showtime goes ahead with these tentative plans. Regardless of how this turns out, it's another testament to the power of what social media and a loyal fanbase can achieve.
Meanwhile, Liev Schreiber will be back on our screens later this year in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch. As usual, Anderson has assembled a star-studded cast that includes Benicio del Toro, Edward Norton, Elisabeth Moss, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. The French Dispatch will be released on July 24.