Ace Emmy nominated show Dexter is back for a fifth season soon and we can't wait to find out what our favourite serial killer has been up to. And who better to give us the low down than the cast?
We chatted to the show's stars, including Julia Stiles (Lumen), CS Lee (Vince Masuka) and new gal Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista) to see what's in store. It turns out that Dexter has got his mojo back, which is good for us but bad for those on his bad side, and will be turning to his spiritual side and looking for faith. Plus, we got the information on who Dexter's favourite kill is. Click on to find out which of the many gets the dubious award.
Our girl in LA caught up with the cast of Dexter and asked them why they think their show is such a success.
There was certainly one major aspect they all agreed on – the performances of Michael C. Hall.Here they discuss why they think Dexter is such a hit and there's one reason they all agree on – Michael C. Hall is rather good, especially when you consider, as C.S. Lee points out, he recently underwent treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Ahead of the last episode from season 5, we've got a preview of the shocks that lay ahead for everyone's favourite serial killer Dexter...
Ahead of the much-anticipated finale of season five of Dexter, we spoke exclusively to its leading actress Julia Stiles...
Season five of Dexter reaches a surprising and shocking conclusion on Friday. One of the stars of the run has been Lumen Pierce, played by Julia Stiles - a role which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. She talks to us about playing Lumen, the season finale and life on set with TV's most notorious serial killer.
Dexter finds Lumen in very difficult circumstances – she is brutally traumatised and been through some harrowing stuff. Although he saves her, they’re at odds with each other when they first meet because they know secrets about each other. They both have something to hide and protect. My character wants revenge for what happened to her and Dexter can’t control that. There is a conflict between two of them.
Lumen is definitely a fighter. That’s one thing I was excited about in playing the part. She is introduced as a victim in the beginning but has a strength that allows her to overcome the tragedy she has experienced. It allows her to become more active in turning her life around. She’s a survivor and refuses to give up or be defeated.
Lumen has a dark side but not through choice. It is inflicted on her and whether or not that is temporary is sort of what the season is about. There are hints of romance with Dexter eventually in a classic sense because they experience a level of intimacy beside sex, almost profound because they witness each other when they’re both in their most vulnerable state.
Dexter’s reasons for helping Lumen some people might see as self-interest or self perseveration. She knows who he is and what his secrets are, they are using each other in a way. Their relationship goes through a lot of changes so at any given point in the season it turns from being full of conflict, animosity and a necessity to being much more open with each other.
‘I really liked Dexter!”
I got hooked on Season Four and then when I was offered this part I went back and watched it from the beginning. I really liked Dexter because he is a very relatable antagonist even though what he is doing is very outlandish.
They could only really give me an outline of what my character would do because they hadn’t written the ending yet and they were very secretive about the show. I said, ‘just one question, does she get to kill people? and they said, ‘yes’. So I agreed, ‘Ok, sold!’
I haven’t worked with the cast before and I didn’t know them. It was nice to join a well-oiled machine. The show was already established and I was already fan. The crew were all very welcoming. The writers and producers were open to my input.
The show is good because it is allowed to take risks. The fans appreciate that. Dexter fans are very dedicated and they like the surprises - that frees the writers up to take risks.
I remember when I read the script for the finale, I was so surprised. I thought there were only two options for what would happen to Lumen. She would either be alive or dead. And anyone who knows about Dexter’s real life ends up dead.
Without giving it away their relationship changes radically in that last episode in very unpredictable ways. Ways not seen on the show before.
I remember when I read the script for the finale, I was so surprised. I thought there were only two options for what would happen to Lumen