Liev Schreiber To Return To His Best Role?

Many people might know Liev Schreiber from X-Men and Scream, but he made a huge name for himself on a series that he has expressed interest in returning to.

By Dan Lawrence | Published

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Liev Schreiber is known among many as Victor Creed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. To fans of small-screen content, Schreiber is a household name thanks to Ray Donovan. The titular role is arguably one of his best and Variety reports that Schreiber is open to returning to the Donovan fold.

The Variety scoop comes courtesy of a masterclass with Liev Schreiber at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Sunday, July 3. When the subject of returning to Ray Donovan came to pass Schreiber stated, “I would consider it.” Ray Donovan was created for the television network Showtime and ran for seven seasons. The show sees Liev Schreiber in the titular role as a professional ‘fixer’ for the Los Angeles ‘elite’ who can make any problem seemingly disappear until family drama comes to town. Over the course of its seven seasons, the show was nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards, winning one. The show was warmly received by critics and fans and was a huge ratings hit for Showtime. So, when Showtime canceled the series after seven seasons in 2020, it came as quite a surprise to the creative team behind the show and the fan outcry was so large that Ray Donovan: The Movie was commissioned.

Ray Donovan: The Movie made its bow via streaming in mid-January of this year and is available to view on Paramount+. Indiewire calls the send-off of the Liev Schreiber-led narrative a “solid conclusion.” However, given that Schreiber is open to returning to the role, is it really a conclusion after all? Speaking further at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, Schreiber goes on to say how the show “was always [longtime Showtime chief] David Nevins’ baby.” He continues, saying how “I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear more from David.” Fans may be buoyed by these teasing words, after all, Hollywood loves a sequel. Schreiber continues his thoughts on Ray Donovan with a word for the fans, saying; “I didn’t know that many people loved it. That meant a lot to me.”

Even if Ray Donovan has well and truly ended, Liev Schreiber’s acting career motors on at a strong speed, unsurprising given his talent and undeniable screen presence. Schreiber is currently shooting A Small Lighta limited series being produced by National Geographic that will ultimately wind up on Disney+. The story focuses on the story of Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who provided shelter to Anne Frank during World War 2, and Schreiber has been cast in the role of Anne Frank’s father Otto. Schreiber also had a leading role in Across the River and Into the Trees, a film based on the last ever Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name, which made its debut at the Sun Valley Film Festival on March 30.

Liev Schreiber also has the exciting opportunity of working with renowned auteur Wes Anderson, on the director’s next film, Asteroid City. The film’s plot is unknown currently, but features a stellar cast, with the likes of Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, and Wes Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman joining Schreiber in the project, plus countless more huge Hollywood names. So, whilst a Ray Donovan reunion certainly isn’t definite, even if Schreiber is willing, there is a whole host of other incredible bodies of work for fans of the great actor to enjoy now and in the near future.