After Showtime canceled the series, Liev Schreiber provides a first look at the returning cast for the Ray Donovan movie now in production.

A photo taken on the set of the Ray Donovan movie provides the first look at the returning cast. Premiering in 2013, the crime drama was one of Showtime’s most successful series, as its pilot was the most-watched premiere in the network’s history. Starring Liev Schreiber as the titular character, the series follows a professional fixer whose job is to clean up crime scenes, arrange bribes, and other illegal affairs for clients, usually celebrities.

After a successful 7-season run, Showtime suddenly canceled the series. This came as a shock to fans of the show and the showrunner, David Hollander, who didn’t even receive prior notice and was already planning the eighth and final season. Following the cancelation, fans pleaded for Showtime to bring back the show for one more season, allowing it to have a proper sendoff. Alas, one was never greenlit. Instead, Showtime announced they would be moving forward with a movie, and now a first look at the returning cast is here.

Liev Schreiber posted the set photo on his Instagram, which shows some of the cast returning for the Ray Donovan movie. The picture shows Kerris Dorsey, Schreiber, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, and Eddie Marsan from left to right. Schreiber captioned the photo, “I will miss this particular gaggle of actors very very much.” Check out the image below:

Jon Voight is noticeably absent from this photo, who played Ray Donovan’s menacing father, Mickey, throughout the show’s seven seasons. However, following an onset controversy involving another series actor Frank Whaley, Voight will reportedly be back for the film. Besides providing the first look at the returning cast, Schreiber’s photo confirms that production has officially commenced. Considering its start date, the Ray Donovan movie will likely premiere sometime in 2022.

With Schreiber co-writing alongside Hollander, who will also direct, the movie is primed to provide a satisfying conclusion to the popular series after it ended abruptly over a year ago. There hasn’t been much official word on the plot, but it is expected to pick up immediately following the events of the Season 7 finale while also chronicling Ray and Mickey’s origin stories. For now, it’s nice to see the Ray Donovan cast back together again.

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