Showtime Announces Animated 'Dexter'

Are you one of the 1.5 million viewers that tuned in for the fourth season premiere of Dexter? Do you want more stories of your favorite serial killer, but tired of waiting between in week? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions above, then Showtime has something you just might like. Cue the announcement of their new animated web series, Dexter: Early Cuts, that will premiere Sunday, October 25 on

Presented in a similar styling to Warner Bros. recent motion comics, Dexter: Early Cuts will cover all new, never before told, stories from three of Dexter's previous "victims." The series will be total twelve episodes (one each week) with each victim receiving four, one to two minute episodes.

The people who will be the focus of Dexter's justice have been announced as:

Alex Timmons - A corrupt Gulf War veteran recently acquitted of murder.

Gene Marshall - An arsonist.

Cindy Landon - A "black widow."

The series will be narrated by Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, written by series writer and producer, Lauren Gussis and Kyle Baker. Andres Vera Martinez and Ty Templeton will each illustrate one of the three story-arcs.

In addition to the stories of Dexter's past "victims," we will also learn more about how his serial killer techniques have evolved from then, when/why he began collecting slides and how he bought his infamous boat.

Check out the trailer below to get a sneak peek at Dexter's first target, Alex Timmons.

I love this show and I'm looking forward to hearing more stories from the world of Dexter. I've been watching the motion comics Warner Bros. has put out and I've really enjoyed their ability to tell a story in a new and different way. Although, I'm not sure I'll have enough patience to keep checking in each week for only a one to two minute clip. Showtime has spoiled me with 54 minute, commercial free Dexter episodes for three years, so I think it'll be something that I either watch when the entire twelve week run is over or every four weeks, as each story completes. Actually, it's entirely possible that I might completely forget about them and it'll end up being a nice surprise when I purchase the season four DVD set.

I'm glad that Showtime has gotten behind Dexter and is doing more to promote the show and while I still have a bad taste in my mouth over what happened to Dead Like Me, the way they're treating Dexter has me warming to them.

Still... I'll never forget.

If you're curious what all this talk about Dexter is about, but don't have Showtime, you can sign-up as a Showtime - VIP Insider and watch the fourth season premiere for free.

As stated above, Dexter: Early Cuts will premier October 25th on Also, don't forget to watch Dexter at 9PM on Showtime.

Source: Shock Till You Drop

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