There were some questions about Ray Donovan’s third season after series creator Ann Biderman exited the production, but the show didn’t miss a beat. If anything, Ray Donovan Season 3 was the show’s most nuanced yet in terms of character drama. As it proved, the show can still be slyly funny and incorporate humous moments without the need for the fixer plot to rule things. Because as we know, the show’s power and true resonance always lies within the struggles of the Donovan clan themselves.
In the first trailer for Season 4, we get a few hints about what’s coming next for the family, including Ray (Liev Schreiber) and Abby (Paula Malcomson) reconciling, Jon Voigt’s Micky on the move (though surely he’ll be back), and Eddie Marsan’s beleaguered Terry looking a little more put together than he did in Season 3. There’s no sign yet of Bunchy (Dash Mihok) or Daryll (Pooch Hall), though. And what about Lena (Katherine Moening) and Avi (Steven Bauer)? This show just has too much for us to explore, and it looks like things are moving to the docks (The Wire Season 2, anyone?). That will all likely tie into some kind of new foe for Ray, as he continues to struggle with his faith (and himself). Check out the trailer below:
Ray Donovan Season 4 premieres Sunday, June 26th at 9 p.m. leading into Showtime’s new series Roadies.
Here’s the official Season 4 synopsis:
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as L.A.’s best professional Fixer er – the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Last season’s intense battle with the Armenian mafia leads a wounded Ray to reconnect with his forsaken faith. With this second chance at redemption, Ray is on a path to becoming a much better husband and father. But while things at home are improving, his work introduces him to worlds more formidable and dangerous than ever before.
Meanwhile, Mickey (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role) has fled Los Angeles, hoping to plant roots on his own terms and to begin anew, one scam at a time. The series also stars Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. Guest stars featured in season four include Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola and Billy Lush. A SHOWTIME production, the series is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and created by Ann Biderman.