‘Ray Donovan’ Canceled After 7 Seasons on Showtime
Showtime has officially canceled Ray Donovan after seven seasons. The series debuted in 2013.
Below, see Showtime’s statement regarding Ray Donovan‘s cancellation:
“After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime. We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work.”
ORIGINAL STORY (1/21/2020):
Ray Donovan didn’t resolve everything in its seventh season finale, but fans will get to see what happens next, right?
That seems to be up in the air. Series star Liev Schreiber‘s Instagram post on Tuesday suggests that a decision has not yet been made and could serve as a farewell to the Showtime series.
“What an amazing journey it’s been. I’ve been reading your comments, and the outpouring of love and support for our cast and crew has been truly overwhelming,” he wrote to the fans. “I know the big question on everyone’s mind is whether there will be a season 8. Truth is it’s in the network’s hands. … Either way it’s been an amazing ride and we have all of you to thank for it.”
If there is an eighth season, it is likely it would be its last. The series is “nearing the end of its run,” Showtime Co-President of Entertainment Gary Levine told Deadline. On January 13, Levine revealed the drama’s future would be decided “in the next few weeks.”
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What an amazing journey it’s been. I’ve been reading your comments, and the outpouring of love and support for our cast and crew has been truly overwhelming. I know the big question on everyone’s mine is whether there will be a season 8. Truth is it’s in the networks hands. So if you want more, reach out to them at @showtime, @raydonovan, and @CBS and let them know how you feel. Either way it’s been an amazing ride and we have all of you to thank for it. xo Liev
“We always talked about seven or eight seasons,” he explained. “Nothing has been decided yet but it’s fair to say it is nearing the end.” He also noted that since the show “is still on hiatus,” they’re “on a more relaxed timetable” for the drama compared to Shameless, which the network just renewed for an 11th and final season.
We’ll have to wait and see what Showtime says in the next few weeks.