Schreiber Remains 24/7 Voice Despite New Showtime Role
December 5, 2011 1 Comment
I know there were some worried that, because he recently landed a role in a Showtime pilot and because his voice was not behind the 24/7 preview show, that Liev Schreiber might not maintain his “voice of HBO Sports” role. Well, that appears to be untrue, according to Deadline:
With a deal to star in Showtime’s pilot Ray Donovan, Liev Schreiber may one day become the face of the pay cable network. But at the same time, it looks like he will no longer be the exclusive voice of the sports division of rival HBO. I’ve learned that HBO has opted not to renew its overall deal with the actor to be the the voice of HBO Sports, which has included narrating virtually all HBO sports documentaries, the 24/7 reality series, and the NFL reality series Hard Knocks. HBO is not severing ties with Schreiber, who has been voicing HBO Sports’ programs for the past 16 years. “Liev is set to start work next week on his next HBO Sports project, 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic, HBO Sports said in a statement, declining further comment. I hear that Schreiber also is scheduled to do another HBO Sports project in January.