Jimmy Smits' run on Dexter was both short and sweet, presenting as it did a choice opportunity for the Emmy-winning actor. "It was one of the great rewards to be able to do that show," Smits shares in this TVGuide.com video Q&A. As Season 3's ill-fated ADA Miguel Prado, Smits welcomed the chance to offer a fresh spin on what could have been just another officious and entitled politician-type - especially as he grew closer (and darkly so) with Michael C. Hall's titular killer. "They asked if I'm ready to be challenged," Smits recalls, "and I'm more than up for it." Also in this on-camera sit-down: * Smits talks of Miguel and Dexter's "bromance." * Looking back on his NYPD Blue days, what did Smits think of Bobby Simone's protracted send-off? * Smits wraps things up by recalling one of TV's greatest, pre-Internet watercooler moments: the shocking death of L.A. Law's villainous Rosalind Shays. Source & Video
Sure, it's a long way to before its September 27 return, but early on, critically acclaimed Showtime hit Dexter is already drawing buzz every time a detail for its fourth season surfaces, the last of which was the news of John Lithgow joining the dark comedy as suburbanite and serial killer Walter Simmons. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the titular character on Dexter Michael C. Hall reveals some juicy tidbits on what the legion of Dexter fans should expect when the weirdly lovable serial killer returns to our screens. Among them, the minute possibility that Dexter might just be developing a soul. "He's undoubtedly developed the ability to simulate human behavior in increasingly convincing ways," he said. "As far as questions of does he have a soul or not, I'm reluctant to come down either way because I think that's the fun of the show. I don't think it's for me to say." Hall adds that while Dexter is no question a little disturbed, his humor doesn't only come from observing his own oddity. "It is helpful for Dexter's case that he seems to be surrounded by people who are themselves a little bit off. Especially the scenes with Masuka (C.S. Lee) are a lot of fun, just being perplexed by his oddity." As for the fourth season, Hall says that while there have been massive changes in his life, don't count on Dexter to just turn a new leaf overnight. "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.'" Source Here
The first promotional picture for " Dexter " season 4 has been released by Showtime . Showing a picture of a baby with the drool bib saying "My Dad Is Killer", the picture represents the parenthood phase which will be faced by Dexter and Rita in the new season. Production for the fourth season is kicked off this month with the premiere date slated for September 27. Apart from the fourth season, Showtime has also ordered for the fifth one which will again consist of 12 episodes. This Fall, Dexter will be dealing a lot with his neighbors and a new deadly serial killer who is dubbed Trinity Killer because he has the proclivity to slaughter in threes. John Lithgow will take the role of Trinity whose alter ego is Walter Simmons. Meanwhile actress Courtney Ford is a reporter curious of the murders conducted by Trinity. Source Here
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. 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 Years, 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 . Source Here
Airing this Sunday, December 14, at 9pm on Showtime . This season, John Lithgow has been confirmed to join the cast of Dexter for season 4 as a villain. He will definitely be a great addition to the cast. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click here . Source Here
John Lithgow Joins The Cast Of Dexter He will appear in all 12 episodes of Season 4, which premieres on Showtime September 27th. Click me!
The wait until the fall premiere of Dexter 's season 4 may seem intolerable to fans - and it is - but at least the Showtime hit's executive producer Sara Colleton has some nice tidbits of information on what Dexter fans should expect when the lovable serial killer returns to our screens. "This season, we're going to deal with: Can a serial killer juggle a personal life, work, and his 'dark passenger'?" reveals executive producer Sara Colleton. "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." As we all know, last season saw Dexter's (Michael C. Hall) with pregnant wife Rita (Julie Benz) tie the knot (where Dexter vowed to be "the best husband and father he could be"). So is it safe to assume that Dexter will become a father on the upcoming season? As if that wasn't complicated enough for Dexter to balance, there will be an addition to the cast: a yet-to-be-cast male antagonist who will "cross paths with Dexter in a major, dramatic way." Word is, the Dexter casting people are on the lookout for a Jeff Daniels type to play the role. "He will illuminate a lot about Dexter's life and force him to make some tough choices," Colleton says. His sister Deb, meanwhile, played by Hall's real-life wife Jennifer Carpenter, might just get dangerously close to Dexter's secret this season, teased Colleton. "All the way through the season, Deb -- in her need to know her father more -- is going to get closer and closer to figuring out who Dexter's mother was and her relationship with her father," says Colleton. In other news, the Dexter Season 2 DVD ranked among the top DVD titles this week, proving that the Showtime series indeed has a major following. Source Here
From EW: "Apologies in advance for perpetuating an overused pun, but Dexter's fourth season sounds, well, killer. When the Showtime hit returns next fall, six months will have lapsed on screen, leaving newlyweds Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Rita (Julie Benz) the proud parents of a baby boy. "This season, we're going to deal with: Can a serial killer juggle a personal life, work, and his 'dark passenger'?" reveals executive producer Sara Colleton. "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." Further complicating Dexter's intricate balancing act will be a new, as-yet-uncast male antagonist who will "cross paths with Dexter in a major, dramatic way," teases Colleton. "He will illuminate a lot about Dexter's life and force him to make some tough choices." (Word is they're looking for a "Jeff Daniels-type" to play the role.) Meanwhile, Dex's plucky sister, Deb (played by Hall's real-life wife, Jennifer Carpenter), will unwittingly threaten to shed light on his dark secret. "All the way through the season, Deb -- in her need to know her father more -- is going to get closer and closer to figuring out who Dexter's mother was and her relationship with her father," says Colleton. So might the day come when Dex is forced to slice and dice her? "That is inconceivable to me," declares Colleton. "Deb and Dexter are the best brother-and-sister team ever." One could even call them...killer. (Sorry again!)" Who is excited?
After we reported that Showtime is set to begin filming the fourth season of Dexter in May, the cult hit's titular character admits in an interview that playing the lovable vigilante gets to him. In fact, he's thankful that shooting for the Showtime series is not an all-year affair, lest he loses his mind. "It's nice that our shooting schedule only last for about four-and-a-half months, so for the greater part of the year I'm not playing the part," Michael C. Hall tells TV Scoop. "I can catch my breath and reacquaint myself with other characters or myself." Hall, 38, who has played the enigmatic character of Dexter for the three critically acclaimed seasons, adds that while "the longer you spend playing the character, the easier it gets," it also becomes tricky because he concedes that he takes his work home with him. And if the character in question is a sociopath serial killer, the concern is easily understandable. In fact, Hall says, he gets so engrossed in Dexter's plots that they tend to affect his personal life. "When the show's happening, there's always some level of consideration or preoccupation about what story we're telling. I wouldn't have it any other way - it's nice to be telling a story that's so compelling." Showtime renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season on October, 2008. As far as Hall was concerned, while he's not sure how far Dexter can go, he hopes the writers figure out an "end game" soon, so that they may start telling the story with that ending in mind. Dexter's third season finale, which aired December, 2008, gave Showtime its highest ratings for an original series since 2004, reeling in 1.51 million viewers. It also gave the cable network its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Source Here
After three critically acclaimed seasons, the dark Showtime series about that lovable serial killer is due to come back later this year, as it begins shooting for season 4 in May, Dexter star Michael C. Hall confirms. In an interview with Jonathan Ross in his BBC show in the UK, the actor who plays the titular character on the show reiterates that they've been signed for two more seasons, each with 12 episodes. Meanwhile, Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton tells Vanity Fair that in February and March, they spend just coming up with the idea for the season, what its themes will be, what aspects of humanity we want Dexter to butt up against, and what we want to do with the secondary characters. It always starts with talking about themes and going back and reviewing past seasons, she says, adding that while the first two seasons set up the classic origin story, the third one is different, as it dealt with Dexter rebelling against his father to find out who he really is. Showtime hasn't released any details on how season 4 would shape up. Hall reveals, however, that eventually, Dexter has to end, and resolve itself in a satisfying way. Asked if suicide is the grand conclusion to his character's life, Hall hints that it's not a likely ending. Kill himself? Well, he said that that is a reprehensible idea to him, but you never know. In the December conclusion of the third season of Dexter, he managed to escape from The Skinner just in time to make it to his wedding. This after killing Miguel, whom he shared his secret with, and framing the Skinner. The season 4 of Dexter is set to air this fall. It also stars Julie Benz, Lauren Velez, and Jennifer Carpenter, among others. Source Here