‘Dexter’ Season 6 Casts Rapper Mos Def

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2011 at 2:46 am,

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The season 6 additions for Showtime’s killer drama Dexter continues. Today rapper/actor Dante “Mos Def” Smith joins the cast for the show’s sixth season.

The multi-episode role will be a typical one for Dexter: Mos Def will play an ex-con who’s had a spiritual conversion, yet continues to find himself in the middle of Miami’s violent criminal underworld. Dexter Morgan will, naturally, expose him. No points for guessing how that one ends.

Mos Def is the second new actor confirmed for Dexter, after Colin Hanks’ casting was announced earlier this week. Few details are available on Hanks’ role – spurring speculation that he may be one of the villains in Season 6.

While many singers and rappers try their hands at acting, Mos Def has fared better than most. He’s taken parts in movies like 16 Blocks, Monster’s Ball and the remake of The Italian Job, as well as a memorable role as Ford Prefect in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

He’s also made the rounds on the small screen. After comedic parts on Chapelle’s Show and The Boondocks, he took a role opposite Alan Rickman in the HBO movie Something The Lord Made. His portrayal of Vivian Thomas, a janitor turned medical researcher, earned him a nomination for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

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Dexter still has plenty of roles left to fill, according to casting information put out by Showtime. Season 6 will shy away from the show’s reliance on a ‘Big Bad’, a formula that’s worked for several seasons – but has fans hoping for a little variety. According to Showtime president David Nevins, the new year will see Dexter “getting back to his roots.

To that end, the network released a teaser video to whet fan appetites. There’s nothing new in the video, but considering that it features the shocking Season 4 finale and promises more, one can’t help but be excited for what comes next. Dexter begins filming later this month.

Dexter returns to Showtime this fall.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. While I hate rap music to the core of hell, Mos Def is deffinitly A-list actor material. I thought he was outstanding in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and also in Be Kind Rewind,,,

    He should ditch the rapping and stick with acting, yo,,,

    Love the guy!, this is great news for Dexter!!!

    • I completely agree. The episode of House that he was in was probably my favorite episode. I don’t really dig his music, but I do like his acting chops. Can’t wait to see him in Dexter.

    • how can you hate hip hop? have you ever truly given it a chance? i admit “mainstream” rap in the early 2000′s was terrible but its getting back to its roots. but underground rap is intelligent political and highly stylized. for you id recomend Deltron 3030 dont dismiss this dude actually check it out. its a concept album by del the funky homosapien that takes place in the year 3030 it talks about mechs futuristic dystopia riding through the galaxy in space ships and its highly intelligent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7_jbluF0qo thats real rap so dont go judging somthing without giving it a chance. as for mos def i liked him in be kind rewind and i look forward to whats going to transpire with him in this season of dexter..

      • and mois defs underground not known music is also really good his stuff in the mainstream isnt that good except for his song with the gorillaz thats a pretty awsome song and it has bruce willis in the video!

      • No one here said that they hated hip hop.

  2. tankD you be trippin’ ?!

  3. Alright,I guess I’m going to have to say it.

    While I’ve loved Dexter,I honestly believe that it’s getting long in the tooth now.How many times do we have to see him narrowly escape from being “found out”?

    I honestly hope that this is the last season,before it starts to wear out it’s welcome.

    I guess the reason that the show is starting to wear thin on me is because I watched six seasons of Vic Mackey squeezing and squirming his way out of every single jam that he’d get himself into.It was without a doubt in my mind,the greatest show ever on TV.

    Now with Dexter,it’s a great show,but I’ve seen it all before.Love the show and all,but six years,stacked on top of another six years of weaseling out of sticky situations is just too much,even for a show as great as Dexter is.

    Hope he gets killed in the end and only Deb finds out who he truly was but everyone else thinks he’s a hero.

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