Liev Schreiber Salutes ‘Ray Donovan’ as Fans React to News of the Show’s Cancellation

by Jeremy Spirogis
Liev Schreiber

Ray Donovan is finished. The season 7 finale episode of the Showtime drama that aired Jan. 19 was the present’s final, the community confirmed to Deadline. While the cancellation isn’t an enormous shock, there was some hope that the present a couple of Hollywood “fixer” could be renewed for an eighth and ultimate season. 

Star Liev Schreiber had urged followers to point out their assist for the present 

After the Ray Donovan Season 7 finale aired, star Liev Schreiber, who performs the title character, took to Instagram to thank followers for supporting the present. He additionally addressed the rumors that the collection was being canceled, and urged viewers to achieve out to the community to point out their assist. 

“What an amazing journey it’s been,” he wrote. “I’ve been reading your comments, and the outpouring of love and support for our cast and crew has been truly overwhelming. I know the big question on everyone’s mind is whether there will be a season 8. Truth is it’s in the networks hands. So if you want more, reach out to them at @showtime, @raydonovan, and @cbstv and let them know how you feel.”

Showtime cancels ‘Ray Donovan’ 

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Despite Schreiber’s plea, Showtime has determined the pull the plug on Ray Donovan

“After seven unimaginable seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” the community mentioned in a press release to Deadline. “We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work.”

The community had beforehand indicated that Ray Donovan was prone to finish within the close to future. Showtime president Gary Levine advised an viewers on the TCA Winter Press Tour in January that the collection was “nearing the end of its run.” However, at that time, a ultimate determination hadn’t been made about whether or not there could be a season 8. 

Now we all know that the cancellation implies that the season 7 finale episode “You’ll Never Walk Alone” will operate because the Ray Donovan collection finale. 

Schreiber salutes the present

After information of Ray Donovan’s cancellation broke, Schreiber was again on social media, the place he supplied a short-but-sweet message to the present’s followers. He posted a photograph of himself from the present holding his character’s signature drink of Johnny Walker. “Sláinte,” he wrote within the caption, a well-liked Gaelic toast which means “health.” 

Fans — and household — had been fast to share their emotions on the present’s endings. 

“Congratulations on a tremendous run! Your talent, intelligence and leadership shine brightly. On to the next!” wrote Schreiber’s half-brother and fellow actor Pablo Schreiber. 

“Heartbreaking. Best show on TV,” commented one fan. 

“This can’t be how it ends. I’m heartbroken,” wrote a viewer who didn’t really feel that the present’s final episode was a becoming send-off.

“Not right at all you guys will be truly missed!” added one other.

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