Showtime has ordered a sixth season of Ray Donovan, which will relocate from Los Angeles to New York City.
The series, which stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, will see 12 new episodes in season six. Production is slated to begin in early 2018. The show will move to New York City, as Ray finds himself in turmoil and needing to rebuild his life.
The Ray Donovan fifth-season finale airs on October 29 at 9 p.m. The show is one of the network’s top dramas and is currently averaging nearly 5 million weekly viewers across platforms.
“Ray Donovan broke new ground this season with its deeply emotional and innovative approach to Abby’s passing, without sacrificing any of the intensity that has been its trademark,” said Gary Levine, the president of programming at Showtime Networks. “We so appreciate that David Hollander is never satisfied with the status quo, and his creative plan for moving the show to New York reflects his relentless ambition for this series.”
Showrunner David Hollander added: “For our show, creatively, New York is exciting. Fashion, media, finance, theater, culture. It’s going to present new challenges for Ray Donovan, which mean new opportunities for us as dramatists. Ray came to Los Angeles to build a life for himself and his family. They’re not there anymore. Ray’s career has changed and he is looking for a place to rebuild his life. Ray thinks he went to New York to help his daughter. He’s going to find out he’s there to help himself.”