I’m not sure why I only started watching Dexter about a month ago, but now that I’m addicted I have to ask myself: Why did I wait so long? It’s hard to think of another show out there that incorporates great writing and acting so seamlessly (although The Shield comes to mind). And with that said, today’s announcement of ongoing webisodes has definitely got me hungry for more!
Showtime is prepping Dexter: Early Cuts, a twelve-part series told in four, one- to two-minute installments, to roll out on Sunday, October 25th. The webisodes were conceived by SHOWTIME as a way to continue building on the mythology and critical mass that has grown around the television series. For the past three seasons, fans have watched Dexter (Michael C. Hall) as he has doled out his distinctive brand of vigilante justice. Now with Dexter: Early Cuts, for twelve weeks fans will get a chance to learn how Dexter’s killing techniques evolved from haphazard to the calculated methods seen on the show.
You can check out Showtime for more info on the series, written by Dexter producer and writer Lauren Gussis. Viewers see the demise of Alex Timmons, a corrupt Gulf War veteran, Gene Marshall, an arsonist, and Cindy Landon, a “black widow.” The series will also provide fans with fun and interesting facts about Dexter, including how he bought his boat, the Slice of Life, and when he began collecting slides of his victims. Each webisode will be brought to life by a different illustrator. Kyle Baker, an eight-time Eisner Award winner and one of the genre’s biggest names, headlines the roster along with Andres Vera Martinez and Ty Templeton. The stories are driven by voiceover from Dexter (Hall), narrating his investigative process as he discovers his victims’ guilt, stalks them for reconnaissance, and eventually doles out his unique brand of vigilante justice.
If you still can’t get enough, Showtime has created several other innovative initiatives in digital media to support the new season of Dexter. A multi-input game that crosses multiple platforms from on-air to online to mobile devices debuted in late September. Each week users are asked to solve a challenge or find a hidden clue to help reveal a never-before-scene image or video clip from a future episode of the show.
Also, fans of the hit series can experience Dexter via a YouTube game called “Where’s Dexter” based on the popular “Where’s Waldo” concept, in which users are challenged to find Dexter in various scenarios such as a crowded city street.
Additionally, fans will be able to “Dexterize” their Facebook pages, complete with dripping blood and plastic wrap, as well as play a viral online game, DextersChangeTheBaby.com. Through the game fans can upload their photo and replace the face of Dexter’s new baby with their own image. Fans can choose from a series of baby photos and share with friends via Facebook.
Dig on everything below. Phew.
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Kill killers in the Dread Central forums!