Monday, August 6, 2018

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for 'Ray Donovan' and 'Escape At Dannemora'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Showtime announced premiere dates for the sixth season of Ray Donovan as well as the series debut of the limited series Escape At Dannemora.

The 12-episode sixth season of Ray Donovan will premiere on Sunday, October 28 at 9/8c.

In the new season, we find Ray rebuilding his life both personally and professionally in New York City. After being rescued from a plummet into the East River, his savior, a cop named Mac, brings Ray into the fraternity that is the Staten Island Police Department. While exploring this new world of brotherhood and corruption, Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Sam Winslow. Sam has teamed up with New York City mayoral candidate Anita Novak, a partnership that puts Ray at odds with his new friends out in Staten Island.

The drama stars Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Graham Rogers, Susan Sarandon and Jon Voight.

Executive producers include David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro. The Mark Gordon Company produces in association with Showtime.

The 8-episode limited series Escape At Dannemora will debut on Sunday, November 18 at 10/9c.

The series tells the real-life story of Richard Matt and David Sweat, two inmates who were discovered missing at the maximum security Clinton Correction Facility in New York after being aided in their escape by a female prison employee. The escapes spawned a massive manhunt for the two convicted murderers.

The cast includes Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange, David Morse, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Beasley and Michael Imperioli.

Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin created the series, with every episode directed by Ben Stiller. They executive produce with Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca and Nicky Weinstock. Red Hour Productions and Michael De Luca Productions produce in association with Showtime.