An acclaimed Showtime series has lost its showrunner. Variety reports that the Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Ray Donovan” has yet to name a new showrunner following the departure of show creator Ann Biderman.
“’Ray Donovan,’ the series that stars Liev Schreiber as a Hollywood fixer who has trouble repairing his damaged home life, recently completed filming its second season and is in post production,” Variety notes. “Biderman, who has a history of developing and working on similarly gritty projects like ‘Southland’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ is one of the few female showrunners in the industry. She will remain on ‘Ray Donovan’ as a creative consultant for its upcoming third season.”
Said Showtime Networks President David Nevins: “Ann Biderman is a uniquely gifted writer and creator. She has done great work on ‘Ray Donovan’ from her very first pitch through the first two amazing seasons. ‘Ray Donovan’ has become a signature asset for Showtime and Ann will continue as a creative consultant on the show. We look forward to continuing our relationship with her.”
Schreiber was Golden Globe nominee this year for his lead role, and Jon Voight won a Golden Globe for his work in a supporting role. Voight was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy.