By Ross Hughes
The eagerly awaited season six of hit American TV show DEXTER has a new member in the cast and the name goes by Hanks and its not Tom!
Colin Hanks the son of everyone’s favourite Castaway has been confirmed as the next big guest star for the next story arc even though the details are being kept under wraps!
With Season 5 getting a lukewarm response from fans and critics alike, the writers are determined to go back to basics and bring Dexter back to the fore even though many believe (like I do!) that the show reached its peak with the Trinity storyline that won John Lithgow massive praise and acclaim for his portrayal has a vicious serial killer!
Dexter played by Michael C Hall is a Blood pattern analyst by day for the Miami Police Department but at night becomes a vicious serial killer! The show debuted on October 1, 2006, with the show’s first season largely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.
The show is famous for its bloody storylines and its anti hero in Dexter who is so likeable and manages to escape the clutches of his own police force many times!
Dexter structures his killing around “the Code of Harry”, a procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry Morgan (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and to ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. Dexter has largely escaped suspicion (with some exceptions) but its his love for his foster sister, Debra, his girlfriend (later wife), Rita, his stepchildren, Astor and Cody, and later his biological son, Harrison, have all complicated his double life and made him question his need to kill.
It be interesting to see how Hanks fits into this role but do not expect him or the show to try and re-copy the Trinity saga as Showtime president David Nevins recently told TVLine about the show’s coming season. “It is not [about] one big bad… 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 show’s 5th season is not due to air until next year on FX for british viewers but check out the trailer at the top of the screen!