‘Dexter’ Season 6 Details Revealed

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 7th, 2011 at 8:57 am,

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There will be plenty of changes – on screen and off – for season 6 of Dexter. With a new showrunner and a direction that will hark back to the serial killer’s first seasons, Showtime is ready to take the character “back to his roots.”

After Dexter season 5 brought in the highest ratings to date for the hit Showtime series, it was clear that the cable network would have to work hard to not only maintain, but also surpass the elevated expectations for season 6.

Last week, the network detailed some casting information regarding three new members to the Dexter family, which undoubtedly raised many questions as to how they might fit into the overall story arc of the impending season. Though nothing emerged in terms of who the central villain might be, or which of the characters (if any) would discover Dexter’s ‘dark passenger,’ the guessing games have certainly commenced.

Speaking at the 4th Annual Television Academy Honors in Beverly Hills, Showtime president David Nevins gave a few tidbits regarding what we can expect from the new season.

“Dexter this season will be in some ways a return to the Dexter that you’ve seen in the early seasons. There’s a really interesting story and journey that he’s going to be on this year. There’s going to be some degree of getting back to his roots.”

According to Nevins, getting Dexter back to his roots means touching once more on the sibling relationship between Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) and her adopted brother.

“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.”

Of course with a comment like that, it’s easy to begin speculation that Dexter’s secret will finally be revealed to his sister, but he could also be touching on Deb’s relationship with Joey Quinn (Desmond Harrington), and the fact that he and Dexter don’t exactly see eye-to-eye.

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Dexter has always had to play both sides equally in each season, carefully balancing the serial killer aspects with the relationships among the supporting cast. Occasionally, like in season 4, focusing on a main villain has brought the show serious accolades – but this time around Nevins hints that Dexter’s antagonist won’t be a Trinity or Ice Truck Killer.

“It is not 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.”

With luck, what Nevins means is that season 6 will be telling a more integrated story, blurring the lines between the personal life of Dexter Morgan and his overwhelming homicidal tendencies. This alteration to the well-established formula of the show helped to make the past season its most successful yet, and may prove to be a sign of things to come.

Look for Dexter season 6 on Showtime this fall.

Source: TV Line

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  1. Can’t wait

    • Neither can I nor my friends the Hamlets. Seems such a long time since we saw Dexter

  2. Deb knows in the books, it only makes sense that she finds out eventually, and as the season five finale proved, she would probably be ok with it.

  3. “It is not 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.”

    This could also mean that “not one big bad” consist several persons. Maybe he has to wipe out entire family of badasses, one by one?

    • that’s what I was thinking, it would be cool if Deter went after a modern day Manson family. I hope Deb finds out thay way she can help him go his deeds

      • When watching the commercials for this season, Deb’s not even on there. I’m hoping they didn’t get rid of her since she and Michael C. Hall got divorced in real life.

  4. The masterful manipulation that this TV show holds sway over the viewers is what draws us back year after year. Dexter, serial-killer, who you feel empathy for. Who you hope for, who you want to remain safe and not caught and… understood. It’s absolutely brilliant storytelling, at least to me. Whatever they do, it will work out as long as they keep Dexter true to himself.

    Thanks (sarcasm) for the spoiler from the book. :/

    But I do agree that Deb would be ok with it just from watching her character in the show.

    • I agree. Thanks for that spoiler from the book :-(

      • you guys should read the books then :)

    • Don`t worry too much about spoilers…The books and the show have gone different directions and other than the first season the show differs greatly from the stories in the books. If you haven`t read them, They are enjoyable.

  5. I am so excited about the new season of Dexter.it’s an amazingly casted and produced show. I have seen all the episodes. Anxiously awaiting season 6 ep 1 to premeire.

  6. Great news. The new showrunner has my backing!

  7. I think Deb finds out this season. But what ever the villian/villians are up to and how Dexters involved will prevent us from realizing how she really feels about it. And season 7 will be the aftermath and maybe the end of the show.
    I really thought in the finale last year she was going to pull that curtain back and I had chills. But in retrospect I am glad she didn’t because it allows things to play out at least 2 more seasons. And IMO that’s when it should end. Dexter is my favorite show but if they stretch it out to much it could become stale and I would rather it end when it would feel like a season early rather than 1 season to late…

  8. when this show will air

  9. Debs character makes me wonder, if she would be ok and cool with it or not. But from the episode where they almost catch dexter in trinity’s house, deb does realize who his mom and brother (ice truck killer) are in relation to him. I feel like she will find out on her own or catch him in the act.

  10. I just love Dexter ,michael is awesome.
    eagerly waiting for season 6.
    i want that the dark passenger secret should never get revealed and if it happens then also everyone should support dexter.

  11. 2 more seasons would be good all his secrets outed to his sister and then follow up and done

  12. I think that Deb will find out and be ok with it. I get that from her letting him and Lumen go at the end of the finale. I also think somewhere deep in her mind she kind of suspects him, at least a little. I mean, she’s one of their best detectives, and she must realize with all the clues she’s found. She just doesn’t want to actually think about it because he is her brother.

  13. HURRY UP ALREADY!!!!! im getting antsy lol