'Dexter' stars preview the new season(Read article summary)
'Dexter' actors Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and others discuss their upcoming season.
3:14PM: â€śI have been looking forward to it, very curious as to how they would write it, yet also terrified about it,â€ť Jennifer Carpenter says in response to an opening salvo from a reporter asking for her gut reaction to Deb finding out about Dexterâ€™s extra-curricular activities at the end of last season.
3:16PM: Sad But True: Dexter coming out as a serial killer does make an endgame for the series a little more palpable and imminent. At least according to star Michael C. Hall who elaborates, â€śI think the plan is to do this season and a final eight season and really tell the story of the two of them negotiating their relationship in this new landscape. That much time feels about right.â€ť
3:17:PM â€śThis is without a doubt the most fundamentally game changing development as weâ€™ve had since weâ€™ve started telling this story,â€ť explains Hall. â€śIt has been so invigorating to play these scenes and to be preoccupied in ways that Dexter has never been. In a showâ€™s seventh season no less, itâ€™s pretty remarkable.â€ť
3:18PM: Jennifer Carpenter believes that dropping her script and swearing in the middle of her audition is what won her the part of Deb!
3:19PM: â€śI play Hannah McKay, who comes into the story in episode three,â€ť reveals Yvonne Strahovski of her first post-CHUCK role. â€śShe crosses paths with Dexter when she begins to help the Miami Police Department on a cold case. Suffice it to say, her dark past will slowly be revealed as the episodes go on.â€ť
3:22PM: â€śThis season feels as genuinely informed by everything that has come before it as anything weâ€™ve ever done,â€ť says Hall on how this sixth seventh season is currently shaping up. â€śThereâ€™s a real feeling that weâ€™ve earned this arrival and new landscape and feels as rich as ever.â€ť Adds Carpenter, â€śItâ€™s very dangerous.â€ť
3:24PM: While pretty much a fait accompli, Michael C. Hall wonâ€™t entirely close the door on the show continuing past its planned eight season. â€śI remember finishing the first season thinking we should probably just stopâ€¦ what are we going to do now!?â€ť
3:25PM: On a somewhat lighter note, Carpenter claims she would call the police right away if she ever discovered her sibling was a serial killer, while Hall would think itâ€™s ironic given his day job!
3:27PM: â€śAs an easy solution to his problem, the thought has to at least cross his mind,â€ť says DEXTER executive producer Scott Buck on whether or not fans should consider the possibility that Debâ€™s life might be in danger.
3:28PM: â€śIâ€™ve never had a better scene partner than Jennifer. Her generosity, volatility of her performance, sense of danger she brings to the dynamic, commitment. sense of investment, Iâ€™m astonished watching her.â€ť says Hall of co-star Carpenter. â€ť For her part, Carpenter returns the favor by revealing that â€śMichael sets the tone for the entire showâ€ť when asked about what exactly the talented twosome admire about one another.
3:34PM: â€śI think we knew weâ€™d eventually tell the story but because it so dramatically changes the nature of the show we didnâ€™t want to consider it until we were closing in on an ending,â€ť says Scott Buck on whether or not Deb finding out about Dexter was something the writers considered earlier in the showâ€™s run.
3:37PM: â€śIt was a little intimidating but itâ€™s exhilarating,â€ť Stahovski says on her transition from CHUCK to DEXTER. â€śIâ€™ve watched every single episode in the three weeks since joining the show and now that I get to work with these these guys itâ€™s a beautiful experience and Iâ€™m honored to be a part of it.â€ť
3:39PM: In response to fans who remain on the fence about jumping back on the DEXTER bandwagon coming off what many have called the showâ€™s most disappointing season to date, Hall has this to say, â€śWhatever your opinion of ranking the seasons, for my money DEXTER is never more compelling than when he is in trouble and never been deeper trouble than he is now.â€ť
3:42PM: â€śHe brings a real gravity, weight and complexity,â€ť Hall says of Ray Stevenson, who joins this show this season as the heave of a European organized crime syndicate. â€śHeâ€™s playing a character who certainly has his darkness but uniqueness and nuance and he manages to convey it all in way that to the outside seems pretty effortless.â€ť
3:43PM: â€śItâ€™s certainly in our thoughts as we broke season seven,â€ť was Buckâ€™s response to the question pertaining to how much thought has gone into planning the eight and presumably final season while finishing up writing the showâ€™s seventh.
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