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RAY DONOVAN: your favorite fixer, season 5


There is no fixer quite like him. Ray Donovan is coming back with brand new problems and we couldn't be more excited. The crime drama, created by Ann Biderman (Southland) and produced by Allen Coulter (The Sopranos), follows an Irish-American, South Boston native as he commands the streets of Los Angeles. Employed by the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous, Donovan bribes, pays off, and threatens to ensure that his clients are happy, and most importantly, out of jail.

If you have't seen the series, you'll love meeting Ray (Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber), the guy who fixes things for just about everyone who pays well. Season 5’s first full trailer shows him back in the fixin’ business full-time (he did a little of it on the side last season, but it wasn’t the focus), now working for Susan Sarandon‘s media mogul Samantha Winslow. Afraid that her fixers know to much, she sets Ray against them, which is an energizing move for a show that, after seeing this new trailer, feels like it’s returning to some very familiar territory.

Season 5 looks like it will feature Ray trying to protect a famous young ingenue (Lili Simmons) whom he will inevitably end up sleeping with, we suspect, in a kind of re-hash of the Ashley storyline. He’s being counseled by a powerfully rich person who will both challenge him and treat him like a son, and he continues to struggle with letting Mickey (Jon Voight) into his family’s life.

So those aspects of the trailer are less interesting to me than Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) calling the cops on her dad, or Terry (Eddie Marsan) recovering from a brain surgery that might help him with his Parkinson’s. The fixer-on-fixer idea is also a fun consideration, as far as seeing Ray go up against people who he’s more evenly matched with. (via Collider)

A Showtime production, Ray Donovan is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro. The series is set to premiere on Sunday, August 6 on Showtime, of course.

Check out the new trailer below:


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