Showtime will offer the first three episodes of drama Ray Donovan for free sampling throughout the month of January. The episodes will be on YouTube, Sho.com, Showtime.com and on partner platforms, such as a cable provider’s on-demand offerings.
Liev Schrieber, who played Donovan across seven seasons on Showtime, stars in the movie. Schreiber also co-wrote the script with series showrunner David Hollander, who directed the film.
The Movie picks up where season seven left off, with Mickey on the run and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage. It also weaves the present-day fallout from the Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey's origin story from 30 years ago.
Ray Donovan amassed 82 episodes from 2013 to 2020.
Series cast members reprising their roles in the film include Eddie Marsan as Ray’s brother, Terry; Dash Mihok as Ray’s brother, Bunchy; Pooch Hall as the Donovans’ half-brother, Daryll; Kerris Dorsey as Ray’s daughter, Bridget; Katherine Moennig as Lena; Kerry Condon as Molly Sullivan; and Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.