‘Ray Donovan’ is an American crime drama television series by Showtime that follows the titular Irish-American character who works as a “fixer” for a powerful law firm representing the rich and the famous. As per the official description of the show: “Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA’s top power players. The one-hour series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core”.
Created by Ann Biderman, Season 1 of ‘Ray Donovan’ first made its way to viewers’ screens on June 30, 2013, and after 12 episodes, saw its conclusion air on September 22, 2013. After being favorably received by critics and audiences alike, the show was renewed for its second season, which also consisted of 12 episodes. Season 2 of ‘Ray Donovan’ aired on July 13, 2014, and since then, the show has seen four more seasons of 12 episodes each, which aired in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively. Now, fans of the show are eagerly awaiting news on the next season.
Ray Donovan Cast: Who is in it?
In the show, the titular character Ray Donovan is played by six time Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber, who delivers a powerful performance that makes every minute of the show worth your time. An equally powerful performance is put in by Jon Voight, who plays the role of Ray’s menacing criminal father, Mickey Donovan. Meanwhile, Paula Malcomson plays the role of Ray’s wife Abby Donovan, while Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby play the roles of the two Donovan kids, Bridget and Conor respectively. Another central character in the show is Ray’s investigative assistant Lena Barnum, whose role Katherine Moennig plays.
Other important characters in the show include Eddy Marsan as Terry Donovan, Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan, Poonch Hall as Daryll Donovan, Steven Bauer as Avi Rudin, Susan Sarandon as Samantha Winslow, and Graham Rogers and Jacob Smith.
Most of these cast members are expected to make a comeback in the next season, except for the ones who no longer feature in the show, as a result of the plot’s development over past seasons.
Ray Donovan Plot: What is it about?
Ray Donovan follows the life of fixer Ray Donovan as he struggles to balance his work life with his family life. In the show, Ray is shown to be working for the powerful law firm, Goldman & Drexler, where he holds a position of a crime cleaner or fixer. Ray’s work often requires him to tread on the wrong side of the law, involving activities such as bribery, payoffs, threats, and myriad other illegal activities to ensure the outcomes desired by Goldman & Drexler’s clients.