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.'"