Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s been months since the Season 5 finale of Dexter and we’ve still months to go until the Season 6 premiere, so it’s nice to see some intriguing tidbits of Dexter news today. Showtime has just released a new teaser trailer that doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the upcoming story arcs, but tries hard to get you pumped up for fall. Meanwhile, Colin Hanks has signed on as a recurring guest star in a mysterious role. Read more after the jump.
TV Line reports that Hanks will be joining the cast for a “major” storyline in Season 6. Showtime is staying quiet about Hanks’ role — as it usually does with its big recurring guest stars — but for what it’s worth, Hanks’ part is most likely not among the three recurring characters announced earlier this month. TV Line has already revealed that Dexter won’t be facing off against just one “big bad” this season, so Hanks’ role apparently isn’t that, either. Now that you have a vague idea of what Hanks won’t be doing, feel free to speculate in the comments about what he will be doing.
The new teaser doesn’t provide any clues, either:
The teaser trailer is more a recap of previous season highlights than a look at what we can expect from the new season — but that does sound like Deb’s voice screaming “Oh my God, oh my God,” doesn’t it? Showtime president David Nevins has said previously that the new season would have “a microscope on the Deb/Dexter relationship,” so interpret that as you will.
The teaser tries its best to refresh your memory, but for an even more comprehensive review, I suggest checking out this infographic on Dexter’s victims and this 60-second parody of a typical Dexter plotline. Okay, now you’re all caught up.
Discuss: What did you think of the last season of Dexter? Are you excited for the new season?