Not only will Schreiber return to the role, but he will also co-write the script along with series showrunner David Hollander, who will be directing.
Golden Globe winner Jon Voight will also reprise his role as Mickey Donovan, as will Kerris Dorsey as Ray’s daughter Bridget.
The new film picks up where season seven left off, with Mickey in the wind and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage. It will also weave together the present-day fallout from the Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey’s origin story from 30 years ago.
In a statement, Showtime’s Presidents of Entertainment Gary Levine said –
“When Ray Donovan went off our air after seven great seasons, we heard from so many of its loyal fans that they were not ready to say goodbye to Ray and the wonderfully dysfunctional Donovan clan,”
“And so, for them, we are delighted that Liev and David are creating a thrilling new chapter of this iconic series.”
Shortly after Ray Donovan‘s cancellation, Schreiber hinted at the series’ eventual return –
“It’s hard to describe how amazing it feels to those of us in the Ray Donovan family who have been lucky enough to experience the overwhelming love and support that you all have expressed for our show since the news broke that Ray would not return,”
“What’s even more incredible is that it seems your voices have been heard. Too soon to say how or when, but with a little luck and your continued support, there will be more Ray Donovan. So to all the Donovans who got their bats out and beat the odds. Thank you.”
The production is tentatively scheduled to begin filming later this year in New York and will air on Showtime.