Dexter Season 6 Casting Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm,

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Dexter season 5 finished its run back in early December and since that time we’ve heard very little in the way of season 6 talk. However, with production set to begin later this month, in time for the series’ usual September premiere time-frame, there’s no doubt that we’ll be hearing plenty of Dexter-related production buzz in the coming months.

Today, we’ve got early details regarding three new characters that will appear in the upcoming season of Dexter.

It goes without saying that if you’ve yet to see Dexter season 5 and/or are avoiding any details regarding season 6, this article will contain major season 5 (and earlier) spoilers as well as mild season 6 character information. Read on at your own risk.

With a new producer, in the form of Dexter-alum Scott Buck, not to mention season 5 characters Jordan Chase, Stan Liddy, and Lumen Ann Pierce either dead or unlikely to return, respectively – it’s no surprise to hear that the Dexter writers wanted to fill in some gaps.

Check out the Dexter season 6 casting call below (courtesy of TVLine):

  • Jamie: Described as an outgoing and fun Latina in her mid-20s, this Florida native relocates to Miami for grad school.
  • Chicago Mike: New thirtysomething African-American homicide detective who possesses a finely turned BS detector. The Windy City native does not play well with Dexter others.
  • Louis: A buddy of Masuka’s (C.S. Lee) who joins MMP as a new lab intern. Role calls for a Caucasian actor in his 30s who is “attractive in his own way.”

While there have yet to be any names attached to the aforementioned call-sheet, it’s still interesting to speculate about how the new characters will fit into the larger season 6 plot. Last season was entertaining but fell short of the incredible buzz surrounding the emotional and intense, not to mention critically acclaimed, season 4 – which featured John Lithgow’s Trinity Killer and the subsequent death of Dexter’s wife Rita (portrayed by Julie Benz). As a result, season 5 offered audiences a little breathing room – resisting the temptation to bring in a new longterm love interest for Dexter or a killer that was actually capable of taking out any principle characters.

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It’ll be interesting to see where the various characters fit-in but, notably, it’s hard to overlook the similarities between Chicago Mike and Sgt. James Doakes – who left the show far too soon in season 2. Too bad they can’t just bring back Erik King. Could Dexter end-up training Jamie in the art of serial killing? Will Chicago Mike take over the roll of suspicious colleague (previously held by Doakes and then Quinn)? Could Louis take over as the new Miami Metro lab geek – after Masuka is brutally killed in the season 6 premier (relax: speculation only)?

As for who might be the next “Big Bad,” for the time being, there’s no way of knowing whether or not Jamie is an aspiring lady serial murderer, Chicago Mike is a vigilante serial killer (like Dexter), or Louis uses the Miami Metro lab to cover up his own grizzly crimes, but we’ll probably have a better idea when the actual casting itself is complete. That said, who would have thought John Lithgow’s Trinity Killer would have been so disturbing?

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick — and let us know how you think the three new characters will fit in.

Dexter season 6 is expected to premier this fall on Showtime.

Source: TVLine

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  1. Is Chicago Mike going to be another Doakes? I hope not, anyways, Dexter is my favorite show and I trust the writers will do something great. Although, last season was the worse since season three, ugh I thought that one was pretty lacluster.

  2. Deb HAS to find out about Dexter next season. It seems like almost everyone but her has found out by now.

  3. Oh man. I didn’t know Rita died. What the hell.

    I should have just stopped reading when they said I should.


    • When it happens though, it’s still a HUGE surprise, and one of the most emotional moments I have ever witnessed on tv.

  4. hopefully this season picks up a bit. While I raelly did enjoy last season, I have to say that the season finale left me completly unsatisfied. The show needs another big death or two, perhaps Laguerta, Batista, or Matsuka. Personally, I would have this season play like more of a mystery, change it up a bit.
    They could have a big character get brutaly killed at the police station and have the season revolve around catching this killer and avenging that person. The reason taht the first season and the fourth season worked so well were because there were pieces of the story missing and the audience tried to find out how to put the story together. MOre of that will work

    • i think the reason last season was so lack lustered was because deb should have caught dexter in the finale she should know like in the books… it would create awsome drama and tension for the new season i think the writers really screwed up on that one…

    • You can’t kill Matsuka! He’s hilarious.

  5. Wow I liked the last season. It was monumental for Dexter as a character. He had an amazing arc unlike most of the other seasons where he was exactly the same throughout.

  6. My heart just skipped a beat when i read “Masuka is brutally killed in the season 6 premier” you cant mess with me like that screenrant!

  7. If you find yourself watching Dexter for the first time on let’s say dvd, the last season wouldn’t seem lackluster at all. It was out of the ordinary sure but that’s the point of the show,,,

  8. quick note on my past comment…
    in the last part I meant to say the opposite. In Dexter, his escapes and saves are more realistic than other shows…idk hope you understand, typing at 3am has it’s side effects 😛

  9. As sad as it sounds, this show’s got to end. Season 5 was pretty bad, they could of wrapped it up in the spam of 5 episodes but it was so drawn out and boring. It should of been the best season right after the epic ending of Season 4 but it wasn’t… at all.

  10. We’re going back to review Season 4 in Perspective Review (we started Monday) and looking back now, 4 is just so overwhelmingly my favorite season. Am glad to see news about this upcoming season and can’t wait to review it in the Fall. GRAND stuff for sure.

  11. I absolutely love Dexter. It’s a great show with an amazing cast. I have watched every show at least a dozen times and stil, I always seem to catch something I missed before. I’m kind of glad Lumen won’t be coming back to Season 6, I like Dexter as a lone killer. Debra needs to finally find the love she’s been looking for. I don’t think she should find out the truth about Dexter (neither should his co-workers)that’s part of the suspense and anticipation of trying to figure out what’s going to happen next!

  12. I miss the feeling of the first season. Should I like Dexter because of his stone cold justice or should I hate him because he is a killer that needs to be brought to justice? The detective he framed in the first or second season and Dexter played on the emotions of good vs evil. I want Dexter to get caught. NO! I don’t. Not until…. Now Dexter should be caught. But, what then? He is doing us a public service. Wait a minute. Dexter is falling to pieces and he may hurt someone innocent. Yeah, I won’t him to caught… But, I fell for his sister. How will that effect her. The women of my dreams. I can bust on her like the guys but love her like a women. So, I suggest to climax that Dexter should be framed for murder. A detective brings out the part of Dexter that shows he will let no one get in his way. (He has kids now). The x-husband gets envolved on being framed. And, His sister proves his innocents but drops a hint that Dexter’s father told her something that she has held secretly from even him…… Does she really know Dexter’s needs.

  13. Season 4 was boring, time consuming, almost painful to watch. It was drawn out to easily double what it should have been, season 5 was much better (I
    MO). Season 6 looks better than either.