Returning this September, the critically acclaimed Showtime series Dexter is getting more and more attention, and even gaining more and more cast members. The fourth season is on the way and filming is under wraps, but word has it that two actors are joining the serial killer in his escapades.
According to several reports, Tony Award-winning actor John Lithgow joins actress Courtney Ford in the new installment of Dexter. Lithgow has been given the role of the inconspicuous Walter Simmons, who, like Michael C. Hall's character, lives a dual life.
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John Lithgow's suburbanite Simmons has been dubbed the Trinity Killer, one of the country's deadliest serial murderers who has the proclivity to slaughter in threes. After being tracked by FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine), Simmons relocates to Miami and encounters Dexter Morgan.
The two will go head to head, as Dexter finds himself fascinated by the methods of the Trinity Killer and his ability to escape the authorities for practically three decades. The problem faced by the protagonist now is that he's been called to assist in the capture of the Trinity Killer, who he's come to admire.
Best known for his portrayal of Dr. Dick Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun
, John Lithgow has signed on to appear in all 12 episodes of Dexter
's fourth season. The Emmy Award-winning actor has been recognized for his TV work on Twenty Good Year
s, 30 Rock
and other miniseries. He has been more renowned for his stage appearances, winning the Tony for his performances in The Changing Room
and Sweet Smell of Success.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter
has confirmed that Courtney Ford has also been cast on the show. For a multi-episode arc, she will be playing the part of a reporter curious about the case of the Trinity Killer.
While the actress hasn't been seen much on the big screen, she's known for her guest roles in television shows like Ugly Betty
, How I Met Your Mother
, and Criminal Minds
. Also a producer of short films, Courtney Ford is the wife of Superman Returns
star Brandon Routh.
Don't miss these new faces upon Dexter
's return, as the fourth season airs on September 27 at Showtime.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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