Cue up a slowed-down old pop classic: It’s trailer time! “California Dreamin’ ” gets the choral treatment for this tease at Showtime’s Ray Donovan ahead of its third season. The music throwback is appropriate, as the trailer starts with a flashback to Ray flying into Los Angeles. “Tip the country on its side,” Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould) says, as both peer out of the tiny airplane window, “and everything that falls loose lands in L.A.”
And one thing is made apparent: Ray wants to begin leading his own life on his own terms. His pops, Mickey (Jon Voigt), is scared for his son and associated riff raff. Unidentifiable dead bodies? Of course! The non-gloomy scene is the poolside barbecue, as father and son sport opened Hawaiian shirts and sip Heineken. That’s where we all want to be.
Season 3 premieres July 12 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.