Post by EGK
Looks like they're going to bring it back for a better finish.
Ray Donovan will return to give fans a proper ending after being
unceremoniously axed by Showtime, sources have exclusively confirmed.
The Liev Schreiber drama will either come back for a few final episodes or a
movie to lay the characters to rest, Page Six can reveal.
Fans were left fuming after Showtime canceled the show a week ago - denying
them a proper ending after the Season 7 finale finished with a cliffhanger.
Series showrunner David Hollander admitted that he and the show's creative
team had been blindsided.
Schreiber hinted at possible news on Instagram, saying: "It seems like your
voices have been heard," he told fans in 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."
A non-announcement announcement. Every time I see one of these, it hints
strongly of the producers trying to force programming executives to
order more episodes. How often to we hear that no deal results?
I wish they'd keep their mouths shut till they're actually contracted
for the episode order and there is something to announce. "Sources"
cannot "exclusively confirm" shit till the episodes have actually been
Some of us fans may have enjoyed Season 7 as a stand-alone story, but it
sure as hell didn't fit into the overall story arc as the circumstanes
surrounding the sister's death were entirely retconned, mostly letting
Mickey off the hook, which gets rid of the justification in the back
story for Ray (I can't remember if Terry was part of it) with Ezra's
help set up Mickey to put him in prison for two decades.
They've retconned major story elements throughout, especially turning
Abby from a useless drudge and terrible mother into a saint.
I'm sure there's a way to wrap things up, but further retconning Mickey,
in which he's actually redeemed, won't be satisfactory.