RoboCop/Buckaroo Banzai Star Peter Weller Joins Dexter

Peter Weller has joined the cast of the fifth season of Showtime’s Dexter.  Weller is best known as the title character from the RoboCop movies and Buckaroo Banzai from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

According to Deadline, Weller will be playing “a troubled Miami Metro police officer who gets caught up in an internal affairs investigation.” The actor will appear in eight of the twelve episodes. And yes, many will make the connection that his Buckaroo Banzai co-star John Lithgow appeared on last season, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

Previously:

Shawn Hatosy (Southland) will be in a ‘multi-episode arc’ on the show, though we don’t know who he’s playing. EW’s source says his role is ‘a bad guy,’ and that’s all we’ve got for now.

Maria Doyle Kennedy, formerly of The Tudors, is joining the show as a nanny hired by Dexter.

Jonny Lee Miller (Dade Murphy/’Crash Override’/'Zero Cool’ in the 1995 film Hackers, Sick Bot in Trainspotting, and Simon Sheppard in Dracula 2000) will have multiepisode arc, which will have him playing “a mysterious man who ends up tangled in a storyline with Julia Stiles.”

The fifth season of Dexter will premiere on September 26th 2010.

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