Ray Donovan is an American television series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The first season had 12 episodes and premiered on June 30, 2013. The pilot episode broke all audience records, becoming the greatest premiere of all time on the Showtime platform. R nThe series takes us to Los Angeles, California, where Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), originally from South Boston, is a professional consultant for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous. Ray has his problems when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison, and FBI agents try to catch Ray and his associates.