‘The Donovans’: Guy Ritchie To Direct ‘Ray Donovan’ Series Spinoff

What an incredible couple of years it’s been for Guy Ritchie, as he has moved faster than any other filmmaker while doing some of the best work of his career.  He’s also ventured into television with a spinoff series based on his movie The Gentlemen which hits Netflix in March. Ritchie will stick to similar territory for yet another new project, The Donovans, a Showtime//Paramount+ series loosely baed on the popular hit show, Ray Donovan.

Ritchie will exec-produce and direct The Donovans, with all of the scripts penned by author and screenwriter Ronan Barrett. While the seven seasons of Ray Donovan starred Liev Schreiber as a NY/LA fixer, the new series will follow a London-based family of criminal fixers. Sounds like it should be right in Ritchie’s wheelhouse, given his experience on films such as Snatch, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, and The Gentlemen.

How long can Ritchie keep up this pace? In 2023, Ritchie completed both The Covenant (one of my top films of the year) and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. This year he’s got The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare coming up in April, and has already completed an action movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and Henry Cavill.  He also has Fountain of Youth, an adventure movie with John Krasinski and Natalie Portman.

Look for The Donovans to debut on Paramount+  and Paramount+ with Showtime later this year.

Travis Hopson
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