This fall, when Dexter returns for its sixth season, expect some major surprises along with all the new major characters.
If you're a fan, you've no doubt heard by now that Edward James Olmos, Colin Hanks, and Mos are joining up with Michael C. Hall this year. But what else can you expect from the new season. Executive producer Scott Buck reveals just a taste of what is to come in his new interview.
When asked about an over-arching theme to the season, Scott points out that Dexter has to decide what kind of father he's going to be to his son and what kind of ethics he's going to raise him to have. Scott explains:
"Dexter has always known what he doesn’t want to pass onto his son — his “dark passenger” — but now he’s beginning to ask what he does want to pass on. So that’s forcing him to look around to see what else there is in life … [It's] a very strong, sure-of-himself Dexter, which would be the difference from the Dexter of last year, where Dexter was questioning himself about everything. A year has passed since the end of last season, so Dexter has put his life in order. Things are good for him. He’s very centered, strong and focused, much the same way he was in season 1, but now he knows so much more. He’s a much more self-assured person. A more evolved serial killer."
Only on TV, right?! LOLz!
Check out more HIGHlights from the interview below, including more detailed look at this season's new characters:
Let’s talk about the new characters. What can you say about the religious studies professor played by Edward James Olmos?
Professor Gellar is someone that all of Miami is seeking out. He becomes a big person of interest in some crimes that are being committed in Miami.
What kind of crimes?
They are probably the biggest crimes we’ve ever seen on this show. We’re going toward a different kind of serial killer than what we usually see. This is someone more in line with the Zodiac Killer…. He kills people with great conviction. This is probably the first serial killer we’ve had who thinks he’s in the right.
And Dexter feels that he has something in common with this guy?
Professor Gellar definitely feels like he’s killing for a reason, and Dexter is very, very curious to know what exactly that reason is, and to try to understand it in some way. It’s very intriguing and baffling, and it doesn’t make sense to Dexter.
Colin Hanks was an interesting casting curveball. How does he fit into the story?
Travis Marshall is a close acquaintance of Professor Gellar. The two of them work together. Professor Gellar is a character with tremendous charisma, and Travis has very much fallen under his power…. Travis has absolutely no interest or inclination to hurt anyone, yet he’s also someone who’s strongly driven by a belief system that compels him to do things he doesn’t necessarily want to do.
And Mos is playing a religious ex-con?
He’s a former street thug who found God while in prison, and now we call him Brother Sam rather than Father Sam, because he’s not so much a preacher or a minister — he’s someone who is trying to live what he believes is a righteous life by helping others. He runs an auto-body shop and he hires ex-cons, trying to help them get their lives straight. One of them becomes a suspect in a crime and that leads [Brother Sam] to cross paths with Dexter.
Phew! Sounds like there is a lot going on there!
So far, does season six sound good to U? What are U hoping for your favorite serial killer this season?