Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
As antiheroes go, it’s tough to find one more “anti” than Dexter Morgan. He’s a serial killer, for God’s sake. But he can’t stick around Showtime forever, so this summer, he’ll help usher another shady character into the channel’s lineup.
Following Dexter on Sunday nights this month will be Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber as a fixer of problems who — wait for it — can’t seem to fix his own problems. The drama isn’t set to premiere until June, but Showtime’s getting a head start on the buzz by debuting the first episode online for free, almost two weeks early. Check it out after the jump.
To get more specific with the plot details, Ray is a man who specializes in cleaning up the messes left behind by LA’s rich, powerful, and famous. But his own world goes topsy-turvy when his dad (played by Jon Voight) is unexpectedly released from prison after a 20-year stint.
Also among the cast are Paula Malcomson as Ray’s wife Abby, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby as his kids, Steven Bauer and Katherine Moennig as his colleagues, and Pooch Hall, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan, and Elliott Gould as his assorted relatives and acquaintances. Ann Biderman (Southland) created the show.
That Showtime is premiering the show after Dexter says a lot about their confidence in it. The last show to win that plum spot was Homeland in 2011, and we all know how well that worked out for them. Watch the show below to see if their faith pays off:
Ray Donovan debuts June 30 at 10:00 PM, right after Dexter‘s eighth and final season premiere at 9:00.
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN does the dirty work for LA’s top power players. The new one-hour series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.