The “Dexter” Comic-Con panel just ended, and while, per usual, not a lot was revealed about the upcoming Season 7, we did get a peek at the first two minutes of the season opener and a few other choice tidbits to share. Read on for the details – if you don’t mind a few spoilers.
First a “Dexter” fan art contest was revealed. Visit dexterfanart.com for more details on that.
Next the new “Dexter 2: The Game” was mentioned (find out more about that here), and then we saw a sneak peek of the first episode of “Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family” in which Dexter is stalking someone who ritualistically kills on New Year’s Eve. Good stuff!
Finally we got to the meat of the panel with a quick video recap of Season 6, which led right into the reason we were all there: the first look at Season 7.
Then the panel started with stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, guest star Yvonne Strahovski, showrunner Scott Buck, and producer Wendy West.
All they would tell us about Yvonne’s character, Hannah McKay, is that she’s a woman of mystery with a dark past who helps Dexter with an investigation into an old murder.
What about Deb? Does she finally “know” what’s up now? Jennifer Carpenter said no, she’s taking it one step at a time – one forward, ten back.
What about Dexter becoming more human? Hall said he is learning the darker side of human nature – manipulative, paranoid, self-centered. That was followed by a funny moment when Hall was asked by a fan how he’s like Dexter – he turned to Jennifer Carpenter and asked, “You want to answer that?”
If the theme of Season 6 was spirituality, what about Season 7? Buck said it’s the simplest of all – What are the consequences of love?
Hall was asked if he can explain the appeal of the character to so many people. He said it appeals to people in a lot of different ways, but mostly he thinks it’s that we all have a shadow side we have to hide and manage.
What about Harry (James Remar, who unfortunately wasn’t there)? We’ll see Harry as usual in Season 7 and also in flashbacks to when Dex and Deb were young.
How will Deb evolve this season? Carpenter said she feels lost with no compass. The tables have turned – Dexter is moving with certainty now, and she’s trapped in her own fucking head.
And Dex’s relationship with Harrison? As Harrison becomes more perceptive, the situation becomes dicier. Dexter has to face what he’s trying to pull off as a parent.
Finally, what was Dexter’s most satisfying kill? As expected, Hall said the biggest prize was Trinity. But they’re like his children – he loves them all!
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