Susan Sarandon is getting an upgrade on the set of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”. The network announced today that the Oscar winner and five-time Emmy-nominated actress will reprise her role as powerful studio head Sam Winslow, and will be a series regular when the show returns for a sixth season later this year. Sarandon joins multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role, season six is set to premiere in the fall of 2018. Surandon was a hit with fans on social-media, and fans of the show should be happy to see her character return for another season.
Beginning production this month, the series has relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, following an emotional fifth season that culminated with Winslow as one of Ray’s (Schreiber) last-standing clients, after the death of a young star left his career in jeopardy.
In the season five finale, Hollywood mogul Winslow (Sarandon) agrees to help Ray on a personal matter, on the condition that Ray kill her No. 2 at the studio, Doug Landry (Michel Gill). Meanwhile, Mickey (Voight) tried to get himself out of jail by turning the tables on Ray, only for them to be left at odds once again. The cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby and Graham Rogers.
“Ray Donovan” is one of top dramas on Showtime, the series has been averaging nearly five-million weekly viewers across platforms. A Showtime production, the series is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman. “Ray Donovon” has been a consistent hit for Showtime over the last few years. The network stopped short of confirming an exact premiere date for the beginning of the six season, but the show is scheduled to return to Showtime this fall.