The second season of Showtime’s serial-killer drama, Dexter, is scheduled to begin in September, with actress Jobeth Williams appearing as a recurring character.
The show will feature Jobeth Williams as the mother of Rita Bennett (Julie Benz), Dexter Morgan’s girlfriend. Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under), is a police forensics expert in Miami who is leading a double life. Unbeknownst to others, he goes after and kills criminals who have slipped through the justice system.
Jobeth Williams will appear in four episodes of the second season of Dexter. Her character is suspicious of Dexter, unlike her daughter, Rita, who continues to fall victim to Dexter’s deceptions.
Most recently, Williams appeared in the film, In the Land of Women, which starred Adam Brody as a young screenwriter who goes home to take care of his grandmother after a bad break-up. The 58-year-old actress will next appear in the CBS made-for-teleivsion movie Sybil, co-starring Jessica Lange (Tootsie, Blue Sky, A Streetcar Named Desire) and Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows).
Williams’ other notable acting credits include Poltergeist I and II, The Client, The Big Chill and Kramer vs. Kramer.
Showtime’s Dexter, created by James Manos, Jr, is based on Jeff Lindsay’s novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter. The series premiered last November with positive reception. It has received numerous recognitions, most of which have been for the cast’s acting prowess. The show has also received good reviews from notable publications such as New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago-Sun Times, People Weekly and Variety.
Before the second season of Dexter premieres in September, the first season DVD will be released. It contains two audio commentaries, features entitled “The Academy of Blood- A Killer Course!” and “N Technology,” and 2 episodes of Showtime’s drama series, Brotherhood. The DVD will hit stores on August 21.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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