In regards to the run-up to the final season of Dexter, a lot of the questions have been around what Michael C. Hall (a long-time vet of the small screen) would do next. Many thought a feature career could be a natural progression for the Golden Globe-winner; however, we have seen many stars migrate the other way to serialized programming in recent years. Hall went as far as to say he was open to anything, even a return to leading man status on a television program as he nodded to the ‘interesting things’ happening on the medium at this time.
Well, today’s news from THR says the Dexter player has signed on to executive produce a new Showtime drama based on author Matthew Specktor’s American Dream Machine. The show will be about 1970s Hollywood and will move back and forth to modern times. While Hall is not signed on to star in the program (at least not yet,) this illustrates his comments are to be taken seriously about his fondness for the television drama.
Scott Buck, a Dexter showrunner, is said to be supervising the script which tells the story of a talent agent and his troubled sons. My concern here is the father-son dynamic which is obviously at the center of this and so is its West Coast backdrop. Showtime already has a series like that coming out this summer, ironically paired with Dexter called Ray Donovan from the outside of the business. The title character, played by Liev Schreiber, is a fixer for the LA elite which includes Hollywood players. A major pillar to that particular series is his relationship with his criminal father (Jon Voight.)
Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall took to Conan last night ahead of his hit serial killer drama’s seventh season finale. This is the second to last season for the show which means Hall will need to find another recurring gig. He has been a resident of premium television since 2001 starting with a role on HBO Six Feet Under. Perhaps yet another television series is in his future as for the most part his big screen attempts have been relatively unsuccessful. Continue Reading
The advance clips have just landed for next weekend’s seventh season finale of Dexter. Audiences expect the outing to help segue into the show’s eighth and final year on the air, but for the most part they also want a bit of closure which is usually captured in the death of a principal antagonist to wrap things up. Seeing how that was already taken care of, there is only hope that something satisfying will occur without yet another monster cliffhanger. Here is the footage which includes Dexter (Michael C. Hall) contemplating going on the run and a showdown between Jennifer Carpenter’s Debra and Yvonne Strahovski’s Hannah McKay. Continue Reading
Things are about to heat up again in Dexter after a filler episode in the overarching story last night. Some preview clips just released by Showtime actually serve to illustrate the most recent episode’s importance as it shined a light on how Dexter Morgan’s serial killing ways tend to put those he loves in danger. The first footage we look at has Michael C. Hall’s Dexter talking to the mob-tied villain of the year (Ray Stevenson) who suggests that Jennifer Carpenter’s Debra Morgan is in trouble. Continue Reading
Dexter just hit Comic-Con hard as Showtime just released the first two-minutes of the upcoming 2012 season for their top drama. The reason this is so big is because season six ended in a cliffhanger, leaving viewers moments away from what would be one of the most gripping scenes in the entire series. Needless to say, the moment does not disappoint and even though it reveals a whole lot, audiences will be wanting to see more instantly.
More specifically, this two minutes of footage has Michael C. Hall’s Dexter trying to explain to his sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) why he murdered a guy by saran wrapping him to a table. Dexter’s answer? ”I’m in forensics and I wanted to be cautious.” It looks like Debra is not buying it 100%, so this year’s run could be filled with even more ‘relationship’ drama between the two characters. Hit the jump for the view and the season six recap which also just hit the net. Continue Reading