The long-awaited sixth season of Dexter is just under a week away, and Showtime is looking to share some insight into the characters that guest stars like Edward James Olmos, Colin Hanks and Mos Def will play, and how they will affect Dexter Morgan’s search for faith.

Leading up to this newest installment of Dexter, fans have been treated to an unprecedented amount of pre-season information, detailing just how the beloved serial killer plans to carry on, and what legacy he intends to leave his young son, Harrison. It appears as though Dexter is searching for some kind of faith, which – having been teased earlier this year – suggests the benevolent taker-of-lives again sees himself as an agent of good (like he briefly did in season 2).

Unlike season 2, however, the sixth installment of the series features a bevy of big names that will not just be popping in to play villain, but possibly steer Dexter down the path of righteousness or damnation.

As evidenced in the featurette, one side – the seemingly righteous one – is led by rapper/actor Mos Def as Brother Sam, a former criminal who appears to have found redemption through a higher power – a transformation he’s looking to share with Dexter.

On the other side, however, is the increasingly creepy relationship between Professor Gellar (Edward James Olmos) and his young associate Travis (Colin Hanks). Though many details surrounding Professor Gellar’s association with Travis will thankfully have to wait until the season unfolds, the pair seem to share an affiliation eerily similar to the one Dexter had with his father Harry Morgan (James Remar) – albeit a far more menacing one. It will be interesting to see what (if any) parallels the series draws between the two.

Check out the featurette below:

One of the more unexpected additions to Dexter’s crew is that of Jamie Batista (Aimee Garcia), little sister to Sgt. Angel Batista (David Zayas) and new nanny to Harrison. Though Garcia’s role is not so clearly defined in the featurette (possible romantic interest?), her arrival and position beg questions like what do we not already know about Angel’s background? And what happened to Harrison’s former nanny, Sonya (Maria Doyle Kennedy)?

While Hanks (with the exception of The Good Guys) and Def have primarily been seen on the big screen, for fan-favorite Edward James Olmos Dexter means not only a return to a popular television series, but the show also means a trip back to Miami – which served as home to Olmos for his five seasons on Miami Vice.

Both Showtime and we here at Screen Rant have said that Dexter season 6 will be a true return to form for the character and series. So, for those viewers wistful for the days of the heroic serial killer unburdened by an exceeding amount of personal responsibility, the sixth season may just be right up your alley.

Here’s a brief clip showing some of the nastier business that’s in store for Dexter:

Dexter returns to Showtime on Oct. 2 @ 9pm on Showtime.

Source: Slashfilm