If there were any doubts as to who or what will be the focal point of the upcoming fourth season of the Showtime dark comedy Dexter, the new and so far only promotional photo that surfaced should take care of them. The still unborn Baby Dexter (or Harrison) is shown on the teaser donning a bib that says, “My dad is killer,” in obvious reference to the new phase in the lives of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Rita (Julie Benz).

Also on Dexter’s season 4, the series’ titular character will be facing a new deadly serial killer dubbed Trinity Killer for his proclivity to kill in three’s, a character to be played by Tony-winning actor John Lithgow.  Also joining the cast is actress Courtney Ford, set to play a curious reporter to follow the series of murders by Trinity.

Filming for the heavily anticipated return of the lovable serial killer recently kicked off this month, with the previously announced premiere of season 4 pegged at September 27, a Sunday.  The 12-episode season 4 will be followed by another 12-episoder, ordered early on by Showtime, showing its confidence on Dexter.

Dexter EP Sara Colleton previously mentioned that Dexter will try to “have it all” in season 4, as he tries to juggle his personal life, work, and a “dark passenger.”

“In other words, can Dexter have it all? Which is something all of us grapple with every day of our lives. So we’re taking something that is a very human dilemma and putting it through the prism of Dexter’s special needs.”

For his part, Hall is quite aware of the enormous amount of change that his disturbed character is set to undergo on the upcoming season, but don’t count on him changing soon.

“Dexter and Rita have a new home that they’re sharing together, with Astor and Cody and Dexter’s new baby son, Harrison.  And Dexter hasn’t been alleviated.  His compulsion remains.  I don’t know if we’d be able to keep our audience if Dexter woke up one day and said, ‘I don’t really feel like killing anybody anymore.”

Surely, no self-respecting Dexter fan would like that to happen, too, Michael.

– Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Showtime
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Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV