Archive for July, 2009
Michael Ausiello discusses the future of Dexter with Michael C. Hall at the 2009 Comic-Con. How is Season 4 shaping up? As Dexter has already been approved for Seasons 4 and 5, what will happen to our beloved Dexter after Season 5? They also talk about the upcoming Dexter webisodes prequels. Enjoy this short interview.
At the 2009 San Diego Comic Con on Thursday July 23 a brand new Dexter Season 4 trailer showed the before the panel began. The trailer begins with Dexter, cradling his baby and whispering “Wanna know a secret? Daddy kills people” then leads into now a family man of 3 children “, leading an apparently normal life. Rita, hugging Dexter, says “how much are we living the dream”. “Living the Dream” is the title of the S4 Premiere episode. The narrator says: “Dexter Morgan has everything he wants, except the one thing he needs…a little time to kill.”
A few more cut cut scenes follow, it seems that the new baby is causing Dexter alot of lost sleep, making it difficult for him to attend to his Dark Passenger’s needs. A few more cut scenes follow with John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer, as he kills in threes, looking purely evil. Dexter assisting Special Agenty Lundy at one point says: “Trinity’s the most successful serial killer ever.” Glimpses of Trinity and how he is about to kill a boy’s mother were then shown. The full trailer can be watched below this post.
When the panel began, John Lithgow surprised the audience by stating that he is yet to share a scene with the rest of the stars. Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Julie Benz, who also sat on the panel. “We’ve done five episodes now,” he stated. “I still lurk & stalk… I have’nt worked with any of these people yet. I cant wait to have scenes with them.” Speaking more about his character, Trinity, saying “On Dexter play a serial killer and his first victim is High Commander Dick Solomon. …I can’t tell you anything about this marvelous character, but he has many layers and colors.”
MCH then answered some question, one of which was wheter his baby has any of Dexter’ serial killer tendencies. “The baby has yet to exhibit any signs,” Hall said. “It’s possibly there, lurking.”
A very intriguing clue regarding what to expect from the 12 episodes came from Lithgow. He announced “I’m the only person on the set who knows what’s going to happen in all 12 episodes. I could speak two sentences right now that would make this entire building explode.”
Attendees at the Dexter panel at Comic Con have said that it was one of the biggest panels held at “Ballroom 20”. Also announced was that there will be 12 animated webisodes titled “Early Cuts” which, narrated by MCH, will be released this Fall and will chronicle Dexter’s path of learning how to be a serial killer.
As you see towards the end, Dexter’s new and very busy life is taking its toll. He has never ‘lost it’ like that before, he’s usually such a Darkly Debonaire Dexter ;-). Dexter Season 4 premieres on September 27 and from the look of it will be a seriously captivating one.
Any thoughts on the trailer? Please leave a comment :-D.
Emmy nom nom nom nom….
I know I’ve been a tad absent lately, and I do apologise. The 2009 Emmy Nominations were out last week and naturally I knew about Dexter’s nominations but had very little time to write it up. Many thanks to Sean who tweeted and gave me the extra kick up the bum I needed to get my fingers typing, thanks mate!
OK ’nuff crapola, down to business, as every Dexter fan knows by now this is no longer news… but suck it up & read it anyway 😉
This year Dexter has 3 nominations, the biggest being Outstanding Drama Series. Last year Dexter lost out to “Mad Men”, now this show is a favourite of mine too. But I personally believe Dexter should have taken the award, but as you can tell… I’m just a little biased. However Showtime report that Dexter Season 3 report that:
(October 1, 2008)
The third season premiere of Showtime’s “Dexter” broke a record for the network Sunday night, jumping 21% from last year.
“Dexter” averaged 1.2 million viewers, the highest-rated premiere of a Showtime drama since at least 2004 (when Nielsen changed the way the network’s ratings are tabulated). The second season premiere of “Dexter” was the previous record holder.
Source: The Live Feed.
So with Showtime hitting record viewers, Dexter is in for a solid chance this year as Outstanding Drama Series…. If not… Sick ’em Dex!
Of course Michael C. Hall has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as he was last year but lost to Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” for his role as Walter White. Bryan is awesome as the lead in the show, he deserved the Emmy and BB is overall an excellent show. However this year I am hoping that MCH kicks his meth boiling butt!
Third and final Dexter nomination goes to Jimmy Smits for his role as Miguel Prado in Season 3, Jimmy is up for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Jimmy was absolutely brilliant as Dexter’s only ‘true’ friend and rocked every episode of Season 3. Best of luck to you Jimmy.
This year’s Dexter related Nomination list:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Best Actor in a Drama Series:
Simon Baker, ‘The Mentalist’
Gabriel Byrne, ‘In Treatment’
Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’
Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
Hugh Laurie, ‘House’
Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Edward Asner, ‘CSI: NY’
Ted Danson, ‘Damages’
Ernest Borgnine, ‘ER’
Michael J. Fox, ‘Rescue Me’
Jimmy Smits, ‘Dexter’
For the complete list of 2009 Emmy nominations check out TheTVAddict.com.