It seems like ages since we've had any Dexter
news to chew on. So it feels delightfully ironic that, unlike the effect he has on his victims, this new Dexter
season 6 teaser has breathed new life into me!
There's no new footage, but it still gave me chills, and if it doesn't get you excited for new Dexter
in the fall well then, sadly, I fear you may be dead already.
Adding to the goodness: Mad Men
alum and former Good Guys
star Colin Hanks has reportedly landed an under-wraps role
in a major Season 6 arc, possibly as Dexter's newest adversary.
Watch the teaser, and then keep reading below the video for what we know (or, more accurately, what we don't know) about Hanks' character and what else may be coming our way in Dexter
Regarding the teaser: Did you notice one big killer missing from the mix? That's right, no mention of Lumen (Julia Stiles), Dexter's most recent co-conspirator (and girlfriend) in this teaser, but we probably shouldn't read too much into it. Could be that the producers want Dexter to fully deal with her departure at the beginning of the season, and they don't yet want to color us on how that will happen. Or maybe her more morally ambiguous role last season just didn't fit in with this montage of bad boys. (Hey: No mention of Lila, either. Huh.)
All I know is, hearing Deb say "Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god" at the end has me squealing with anticipation that maybe this will finally be the season when she learns the truth. But again, let's not read too much into it.
Another reason the teaser might bring up the Ice Truck Killer, Doakes, Miguel and the Trinity Killer? Season 6 may mark a return to those stories that so enthralled us in Dexter's past. Or so Showtime president David Nevins has me hoping, after reading this quote he gave TV Line's Michael Ausiello
this season will be in some ways a return to the Dexter
that you've seen in the early seasons. There's a really interesting story and journey that he's
going to be on this year. There's going to be some degree of getting
back to his roots."
Even if Deb doesn't learn the truth about Dexter, it sounds like she will get ever closer: "There will be a microscope on the Deb/Dexter relationship this
season. Over time you're going to see that
relationship evolve and change, no questions about it." Vague, but promising.
Production on Dexter
season 6 begins later this May, and Nevins confirmed that, despite his earlier "back to its roots" talk, the season won't be structured around just one Big Bad: "There's one interesting story that will move through the season, and it
will be cast very interestingly, but it's not exactly that one
Again: vague. But that "one
person" kingpin in the center of Dexter's next problem could very well be Colin Hanks' mystery character -- unless he's set to play one of these three other recurring roles
(it'd have to be Louis, if any) currently being shopped by Showtime:Jamie
: Described as an outgoing and fun Latina in her mid-20s, this Florida native relocates to Miami for grad school.Chicago Mike
New thirtysomething African-American homicide detective who possesses a
finely-tuned BS detector. The Windy City native does not play well
others. (Doakes 2.0?)Louis
: A buddy of Masuka's (C.S. Lee) who joins MMP as a
new lab intern. Role calls for a Caucasian actor in his 30s who is "attractive in his own way."
Thanks, TV Line, for all the great scoop! I'll keep you posted as I find out more, but until then: What do you make of all these Dexter
half-spoilers?(Images courtesy of Showtime/FOX)