Fans are anxiously anticipating the upcoming season of “Ray Donovan”, and season five will be bringing an exciting new addition: Susan Sarandon.
The Oscar-winning actress is set to play Hollywood studio boss Samantha Winslow, who finds herself requiring the unique services of the titular Mr. Donovan (Liev Schreiber) — which, as we’ve learned, is never a good thing.
In this just-released trailer for the new season, Sarandon’s character appears to be tough and demanding, and offers Ray a somewhat brutal piece of advice. “Find the thing that you love the most,” she says, “and let it kill you.”
Meanwhile, things appear to be going not so well for Ray’s brothers, with Bunchy (Dash Mihok) on the receiving end of some nasty violence, while ex-boxer Terry (Eddie Marsan) is confronted by a dark secret from the past that could threaten everything he’s built in the present.
The relationship between Ray and his ex-con dad (Jon Voight) is also not going well, judging by a scene in the trailer in which Ray clocks his old man in the head with a bottle.
We’ll find out a whole lot more about the new season when “Ray Donovan” premieres on Sunday, Aug. 6.