‘Dexter’ Season 6 Trailer Shows the Serial Killer’s True Calling

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

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Showtime’s Dexter has always toed the line between a tragic addict and a heroic vigilante, but in the latest Season 6 trailer, he’s downright saintly. The latest look at Dexter’s continuing trials gives us a subtle hint at the show’s renewed focus.

The minute-long video shows Michael C. Hall walking through a church strewn with religious regalia as his own voice-over considers the more positive effects of his serial killer ways. As Dexter comes to his conclusion (to the tune of Hallelujah) he’s framed as the very first psychopathic murderer blessed by The Almighty. Masuka (C.S. Lee) brings him back to reality in the middle of his blood-spattered element.

Dexter fans will note a distinct lack of children or babies in the video, one of the driving themes of Season 5. the trailer really is distilling the essence of a early season setup: Dexter, investigating a crime scene and considering the ramifications of his bloodthirsty nature. It’s got everything except, you know, the blood. If the next crop of episodes is aiming for a “return to normal,” it looks like they’re off to a good start.

At the same time, one wonders what changes will be made to Dexter’s motivations – to allow this renewed focus. It’s not like he can simply ignore baby Harrison, Astor or Cody, and he seems to be completely over the death of his wife Rita – which came about as a result of his ‘divinely inspired’ actions in the shocking fourth season finale.

Check out the latest Dexter trailer below:

Dexter’s inner monologue isn’t exactly covering new ground for the series, but that may be the point – Season 6 is intended to bring Dexter back to its roots. This will be achieved without the “big bad” of previous seasons – though Colin Hanks may be the next best thing.

Confirmed guest stars for Season 6 include Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Molly Parker (Deadwood) and Mos Def. This season showrunner duties have been passed from Chip Johannessen to Scott Buck, who has worked on Dexter for four years. Last season, the show was nominated for two Emmy awards (Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Lead Actor for Hall), an all-time low for the critically acclaimed series.

Showtime will be putting on a Dexter panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd. If you can’t come to the con, be sure to keep an eye on Screen Rant’s Comic-Con page for full coverage.


Dexter returns to Showtime this fall.

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  1. Awesome, I can’t wait for it to start.

  2. Eagerly awaiting that comic-com trailer

  3. Holy crap, are they seriously going to incorporate more of the book mythos?! That may turn some people off after the direction they have gone with the show if that is the case…

  4. Look good certainly shaping up to be better than last season which was a major let down. The thing with this season is that they need to just accept that they peaked in season 4 and can’t really top that near perfect season. It’s time to move on and rather than try to beat it just try to make good television better or worse just let it be good. Little bit of a let down to have it be no big bad this year. I’m a fan of the big bads in general they had an over arching story that is enjoyable and with it out shows tend to be come very singular episode centric and get dull.

    • Agreed. They will never be able to top season 4, it’s not possible. There is no need to keep on going just for the sake of it, maybe this season should be the last and hopefully go out on a high note.

      • I’m ok with it going on. My thing is usually a show fail after hitting it’s peak not because it’s out of ideas or they simply can’t write anymore, but simply because they are constantly trying to top it. I say most shows could continue and still be great if they just tried to make great tv rather than better TV. I’d like to see Dex hit 7 seasons and then call it quits. However if next year is great I wouldnt complain with only 6. As long as it can be better than Season 3 and Last year than I’m happy. With Julia Styles gone it’s already better than season 5 lol since for me she was one of the major negative factors.

        • I thought season 5 had some good moments, but totally agree that Styles was a series low point, I was suspicious from the moment I heard she was cast.

        • Same here it can go on however long once the writing is good. Season 5 was ok but not as epic as 4 was.

  5. I’m excited for the season! I enjoyed last season, but I agree with you guys above me that season 4 was the best. I’ve felt that all the seasons have been better than good, though some more than others. I’d like for Dexter to have this and one more season before it ends.

  6. Dexter works the best when it has a Big Bad!

    Series 3 and 5 were the weakest, why? No Big Bads!

    • Season 2 didn’t have a big bad. Season 1 and 4 did and they were brilliant. I think that this can be good though. I don’t think there is a certain recipe for a good season, so lets just hope that they’ll hit the mark on this season.

      • S2 ddi have a Big Bad;Dexter himself! (Bay Harbour Butcher) And because the narrative is based around Dexter, another threat had to befall him -Doakes.

        Johnny Lee Miller was good, but hardly that much of a threat comapared with the others.

    • Season 2 has a Big Bad. It Dexter himself. The Bay Harbor Butcher.

  7. Saw the Season 6 trailer on Showtime’s FB page, looks like the old Dex is back.

  8. i just hope they turn him around to an addict again. i like the fact that he kills for the sake of killing and not to be a hero. thats where the show began. him making excuses for the fact that he is a murdered. his excuse was ‘well atleast they deserve it’. after thats how harry taught him to let out his urge. it was never about saving anyone until the most recent seasons.

  9. i hope this is just a stepping stone to bad dexter rather than ‘save the people’ dexter.