Showtime greenlit the pilot for the new drama series Ray Donovan back in August, and now a lead actor has been found. Deadline reports Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt) will lead the potential new series from Southland creator and executive producer Ann Biderman and Mark Gordon. Schreiber is indeed playing the titular role in a show that will focus on Ray (Schreiber), a professional “fixer” for LA’s rich and famous, the go-to guy in Hollywood who deftly solves the highly confidential problems of the city’s most intriguing personalities and yet he can’t quite escape the damage in his own troubled family. This is Schreiber’s first series regular role on TV besdies doing a four-episode arc on CSI way back in 2007. Of course, the actor has previously been nominated for an Emmy after his fantastic turn as Orson Welles in the TV movie RKO 281. Schreiber is truly an underrated talent, so I’m interested to see him lead his own series on cable.
Not entirely sure we needed to see Fozzie Bear get waxed but I'm still excited for this.
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"Everyone looks like they're playing their own parents."
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"If that's the thing that keeps you out of heaven, I don't wanna go."
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"Vasiliy and Setrakian have a similar connection as [me] and David [Bradley]. I really look up to him, and really love and respect him. We’ve developed this bond that I think has really reverberated on screen."
The two have decided to pursue other creative endeavors, but will collaborate again in the future.