Ray Donovan has escaped cancellation courtesy of a ‘reboot’. Showtime has renewed the crime drama for Season 6, with the series shifting from LA to New York, RenewCancelTV has confirmed.
Gary Levine, Showtime Networks president of programming, said of the renewal (recent series spoilers follow):
“Ray Donovan broke new ground this season with its deeply emotional and innovative approach to Abby’s [Paula Malcomson] passing, without sacrificing any of the intensity that has been its trademark. We so appreciate that David Hollander is never satisfied with the status quo, and his creative plan for moving the show to New York reflects his relentless ambition for this series.”
Showrunner David Hollander said of the renewal and relocation:
“For our show, creatively, New York is exciting. Fashion, media, finance, theatre, culture. It’s going to present new challenges for Ray Donovan which mean new opportunities for us as dramatists. Ray came to Los Angeles to build a life for himself and his family. They’re not there anymore. Ray’s career has changed and he is looking for a place to rebuild his life. Ray thinks he went to New York to help his daughter. He’s going to find out he’s there to help himself.”
The 12-episode sixth season of Ray Donovan is set to premiere summer 2018, and has not been announced as the last in the series, leaving the door open to a potential seventh season.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Ray Donovan Season 7…