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“It’s a whole new ball game”: Liev Schreiber on Ray Donovan S6.

Fixer to LA’s most powerful, Ray Donovan’s actions have caught up with him, sending him to New York where he’s attempting to rebuild his shattered life. How did he get here? Watch Season 6 First on Showmax, plus binge-watch Seasons 1 to 5 on Showmax to recap. “The last thing we saw from last season was Ray throwing himself into the East River,” says Liev Schreiber, talking about the cliffhanger ending to Season 5 of Ray Donovan.

Season 6 starts with Ray being pulled from the river by a cop named Mac (Domenick Lombardozzi from The Wire), who becomes his friend and housemate in New York, bringing Ray into the fraternity that is the Staten Island Police Department. “He’s got to rebuild himself,” says Liev.

In many ways, that’s true of the show itself this season, which reinvents itself as its builds to an explosive finale that Vulture called “one of the best episodes in the show’s history.”

The biggest shift is in location: instead of working as a fixer for Hollywood celebs, Ray is now fixing for media mogul Sam Winslow (Oscar winner Susan Sarandon) and her New York City mayoral candidate Anita Novak (Lola Glaudini from Criminal Minds), which soon puts Ray at odds with his new friends out in Staten Island.

“This season Ray is in New York,” says Liev, who’s been nominated for Best Actor at The Golden Globes for five years in a row, for every season of Ray Donovan . “For me, I’m much more at home. For Ray, I think he’s a little out of sorts. It’s a whole new ball game.