Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hell Breaks Loose in Season 6 of Dexter

by Mary Parker for TVStoreOnline.com

According to the teaser Showtime recently released for the sixth season of its hit show Dexter, “nothing can prepare [us] for what comes next,” and that this season, “hell breaks loose.” The show, about a Miami PD bloodstain pattern analyst who moonlights as a serial killer, hDexter MorganImage via Wikipediaas gained an audience of over 5 million since it first debuted in 2006. So what can viewers expect from season 6?


According to Showtime’s president David Nevins, “Dexter this season will be in some ways a return to the Dexter that you’ve seen in the early seasons.” He revealed, “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.” However, the upcoming season will be like last year’s in one way: Dexter won’t be facing one nemesis, like the Ice Truck Killer or Trinity Killer. “It is not one big bad,” he confirmed. “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 person.”


The scrutiny over Dexter’s relationship with his sister, Deb, should be interesting because Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, and Deb, played by Jennifer Carpenter, recently separated after two years of marriage.


What else is new is season 6? The gap between seasons. According to reports, season 6 will take place about 3 years after the finale of season 5, which ended at Dexter’s son, Harrison’s, first birthday party. Season 6 will see him starting preschool.


There may also be a new love interest for the widower. The series is on the lookout for a gorgeous twenty-something Latina who will play a character named Jamie. Jamie is a student of Cuban decent who relocates to Miami to attend grad school. Her over-the-top, positive energy is just what Dexter needs. There will also be a healthy dose of male energy coming to the precinct in the form of “Chicago Mike,” a black homicide detective who is described as tough and stylish. He's not thrilled about having left Chicago for Miami, where his wife has found employment. And the lab will be welcoming a new thirtys-omething intern named Louis Greene, who buddies up to fan favorite Masuka (C.S. Lee). A genius on the computer, he doesn't have a problem showing off his intellect.


Also joining the cast is Colin Hanks of Orange County and King Kong fame, who will appear in all twelve episodes, portraying Travis, a highly intelligent young expert on ancient artifacts who gets linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami.