We’ll be seeing more of Susan Sarandon in the sixth season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan. The Oscar-winning actress, who recurred as powerful studio head Sam Winslow in Season 5, will reprise her role in Season 6 as a series regular. Production begins this month in New York on the show’s sixth season, which is slated for a fall premiere.
The series, starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, has relocated from Los Angeles to NYC for Season 6, following an emotional fifth season that culminated with Winslow (Sarandon) 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 executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman.
Sarandon received a best actress Oscar for Dead Man Walking, along with four other Oscar noms, as well as nine Golden Globe and six SAG noms. On TV, she most recently starred with Jessica Lange in FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan for which she earned her fifth Emmy nomination, along with SAG, Golden Globe and PGA noms. She was previously Emmy-nominated for her work in Barry Levinson’s You Don’t Know Jack with Al Pacino, along with a lead actress nomination in the film Bernard and Doris and two previous guest actress in a comedy series noms (Friends, Malcolm in the Middle). She’s repped by UTA.