Ray Stevenson Joins ‘Dexter’ Season 7

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Dexter season 7 Ray Stevenson Ray Stevenson Joins Dexter Season 7

After the events of Dexter season 6, Miami could certainly use a break from dual serial killers slicing up its citizens in an effort to decide which one has the crazier hallucination guiding him down a bloody path of supposed moral righteousness. In an effort to change things up, Showtime has brought in Ray Stevenson as an Eastern European criminal who has come to town to check out the sandy white beaches and find out who killed a member of his organization.

Stevenson is best known for his roles in Punisher: War Zone – the third effort to make Marvel’s gun-toting vigilante a box office draw – and HBO’s Rome. Most recently, the actor appeared in Thor as the always-noshing Volstagg, and will play Firefly in this summer’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. At present, details on his Dexter character are scarce, but speculation is that he will function as the big bad for season 7 – or at least a major part of whatever obstacle Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) will be facing off against.

[Warning: Dexter season 6 spoilers below]

Ray Stevenson G.I. Joe Retaliation  Ray Stevenson Joins Dexter Season 7

Ray Stevenson in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

Whatever menace (or menaces) Dexter is tasked with ridding the world of in season 7, there’s a pretty good chance most fans are more interested in what happens between Dex and his adoptive sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). For those who recall – or were foolish enough to ignore the spoiler warning above – season 6 climaxed with Deb stepping into the room just as Dexter plunged a knife into the chest of Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks) a.k.a. the Doomsday Killer. Bearing witness to a murder became icing on the cake for Deb after realizing her problems finding a stable boyfriend may stem from some romantic feelings she has for her brother.

So with all of that madness likely being addressed in season 7, Ray Stevenson could probably phone in his performance and no one will really notice. Still, as far as diversions go for having your secret life as a homicidal maniac revealed to the sister who has the hots for you…Ray Stevenson isn’t a bad one to end up with. At the very least, he’ll sound like Rade Serbedzja and likely wear tailored suits that were fashionable in the ’80s, so that will be entertaining.

Since this is rumored to be the penultimate season of Dexter, landing a familiar face like Stevenson should go a long way in making it one to remember – so long as the audience only focuses on the villain. Expect a flurry of casting news surrounding Dexter season 7 as we move closer to its premiere.

Dexter season 7 premieres Sunday, September 30, 2012 on Showtime.

Source: TV Line

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  1. I am not a fan of him at all. Terrible actor. But I trust the Dexter team to make it great after very few mistakes over they years, aside from season 5.

    • you forgot most of season 6…

      • I didn’t mind season 6, it wasn’t perfect but it was better than 5.

        The problem with Dexter is that there is no way they will ever be able to top season 4.

  2. A Russian mobster sounds like a pretty good idea. At least it’s not another serial killer. Unless that one game designer guy is one.

  3. Anyone who’s not a fan of Ray Stevenson must not have watched Rome on HBO. Titus Pullo was unapologetically a badass.

    • And funny……He also played a bad ass in “Get The Irishman” which would be closer to his role here since he was a mob killer in that too….

      I do like this idea though. Instead of another seriel killer he’s a mob killer who does it as revenge, and who like Dexter is killing off bad guys. It will be interesting to see how Dexter reads this. I mean if he’s killing the same kind of guys Dexter would kill, but isn’t doing it for pleasure, then does he consider him a kindred spirit and give him a pass? Should be interesting….

  4. Need to catch up on this show. Gave up at the start of season 3 and hear good things about the last few seasons and now the addition of Stevenson further urges me to jump back in

  5. It’s always season 2 for me that’s the benchmark. It was just the ultimate reversal of “cops” v “robbers”. Really, we should’ve been rooting for James Doakes as he was simply trying to stop a serial killer, but there was never one moment when I didn’t want Dexter to triumph. That there is skillful writing.

    Of course, the validity of season 4 being the fan favourite isn’t lost on me. I also agree season 5 was directionless and in many ways utterly pointless. 6 was okay. But 7 and 8 I hope finish the story in the way the early seasons deserve.

  6. I gave up on Dexter after the Jimmy Smits season. Haven’t seen it since. I don’t even know what season it was. When I heard Ray is going to be a regular?? Awesome news indeed. I love Ray. I guess I’ll be watching Dexter this next season.

    >>Fun fact–Not sure Dexter fans are aware that the same writer that writes for the show, Melissa Rosenberg, is the very same one that wrote those (horrible hackjob) screenplays for the first three Twilight movies.

  7. This is excellent news I love Ray!

  8. Ray is a great actor- loved him in ROME.. looking forward to the new season..

  9. Season 5 was great. Season 6 was shameful.

  10. You know i have been watching dexter since day one and i think eason five was limited at worst … but season was good leading up to this season … im mean in the last minute of the season i actully said OH CRAP … really i spoke to my tv …lol

  11. “Ray Stevenson could probably phone in his performance and no one will really notice.”
    Has a prediction ever been more wrong?