Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will join the cast of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” for the show’s fifth season, the network announced on Monday.
Sarandon will have a recurring role on the drama as a strong, focused head of a motion picture studio by the name of Samantha Winslow.
An Oscar winner for “Dead Man Walking,” Sarandon also received nominations for “Thelma and Louise,” “Lorenzo’s Oil,” “The Client” and “Atlantic City.” In 2010, she received her fourth Emmy nomination for her work in Barry Levinson’s “You Don’t Know Jack” with Al Pacino, following a lead actress nomination in the film Bernard and Doris and two previous guest actress nominations in a comedy series (“Friends,” “Malcolm in the Middle”).
“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber in his three-time Golden Globe and two-time Emmy nominated role as L.A.’s best professional fixer — the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away.
Jon Voight also stars in his two-time Emmy nominated and Golden Globe-winning role as Mickey Donovan, Ray’s ex-con father from South Boston.
One of the top-rated dramas of the summer, the series averaged 5.1 million viewers across platforms in season four.
The series also stars Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.
Ann Biderman created the show, which is executive producd by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro.