'Ray Donovan': After sudden cancellation, show to return for final few episodes to give fans a 'proper ending'
After fans took to social media desperate for closure over the seventh season's cliffhanger finale, it was reported that the show will likely return for a 'few final episodes or a movie to lay the characters to rest'
When news of the cancellation of Liev Schreiber's popular hit drama 'Ray Donovan' broke, fans let out a unanimous cry of despair. The show was suddenly canceled on Tuesday, February 11, after seven hit seasons and 10 Emmy nominations.
The channel thought that the show had "concluded its run on Showtime" and was proud of ending on a "powerful note". Let alone fans, even the cast and crew felt "blindsided" including the series showrunner David Hollander.
But that was not enough for fans who wanted the show to go on, or at least have a proper ending. After fans took to social media desperate for closure over the seventh season's cliffhanger finale, it was reported that the show will likely return for a "few final episodes or a movie to lay the characters to rest".
"There was an outpouring of support from fans and they pummeled Showtime, who it would seem did not recognize the power of the fan base and social media," a source reportedly said.
The actor also teased on the possible return on his Instagram saying how he feels lucky to be a part of the 'Ray Donovan' family. "It seems like your voices have been heard. Too soon to say how or when, but with a little luck and your ongoing support, there will be more 'Ray Donovan'."
A dedicated actor, Liev hadn't taken to the news well — sources reported that not finishing the character was "hurting him, it was torturing him."
"He had committed his life to the show for the past seven years," a source said. When the channel had come out with the news, producers had already rented the set stages and the cast and crew were set to return for Season 8.
It is important for fans to get closure after a season run. Showtime showed swift action by saving 'Ray Donovan' and giving it a much-deserved finale.