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With just over a month to go before America's favourite serial killer returns to TV screens one last time, Showtime has released a full length three-minute trailer for the eighth and final season of Dexter, which you can check out right here... assuming you're fully up to date with the big season seven cliffhanger that is...
Season 8 of Dexter sees Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan), Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan), Desmond Harrington (Joey Quinn), C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka), David Zayas (Angel Batista), James Remar (Harry Morgan), Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista) and Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah McKay) all returning to the cast alongside series newcomers Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), Kenny Johnson (The Shield), and Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill).
Dexter season 8 gets underway in the States on June 30th. »
- Flickering Myth
As Hannibal hits the small screen, what is it that makes telly prequels so popular? Here are six not to be missed
Fans of prequel telly have been very well looked after recently. Endeavour, which featured a dishy Shaun Evans playing a young Inspector Morse in 1960s Oxford, wrapped up its four-episode run on Sunday and now, the bloodiest of blockbuster prequel stories arrives in the shape of Hannibal. Starting tonight (Sky Living, 10pm) with Mads Mikkelsen playing the chianti-swilling, liver-guzzling serial killer Hannibal, there are whispers that it has a touch of the David Fincher about it.
But what is it that makes prequels so popular? Do they offer a new angle or real insight into a well-loved character? Or are we just desperate to squeeze a little more out of a popular franchise? Maybe it's both. In which case, here are six telly prequels not to be missed: »
- Hilary Wardle
Two of our favorite horror shows are already casting for next season, with two people added each to Dexter and True Blood.
First up, True Blood has added two young women to the cast in Amelie Rose Blaire and Jurnee Smollett (our name of the week!)!
Smollett, who charmed my heart on Friday Night Lights (and has been on The Defenders, Cosby, Full House and a bevy of other TV shows), will play Nicole, “a do-gooder who possesses the rosy outlook of someone that life hasn’t beaten down yet. She’s not concerned with money and more concerned with the doing what’s right.”
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- Andy Greene
Casting announcements are rolling out for "Dexter's" eighth season, which returns in just a few short months since it is now moving away from its normal fall schedule slot.
Charlotte Rampling was announced as a neuro-psychiatrist specializing in child psychopaths and now Sean Patrick Flanery has joined the cast as well. Deadline reports that Flanery will be playing Jacob Elroy, "the ex-cop owner of a private investigation company in Miami."
There is no word as to exactly how Rampling or Flanery's characters will fit into the Season 8 storyline. Any theories?
"Dexter" will return early this year, on Sunday, July 30, being used as a lead-in to new Showtime drama "Ray Donovan." »
Sean Patrick Flanery will lend Dexter some Indy cred when he plays a major part in the Showtime drama’s upcoming eighth season.
The actor formerly known as the title role in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles joins the cabler as Jacob Elroy, a former cop-turned-private eye in Miami, our sister site Deadline reports.
- Kimberly Roots
Darabont has some legit cred in genre fare. He was show runner on the first season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and wrote much of the first half of the second season before exiting (or, rather, before AMC gave him the boot). Darabont has also written for George Lucas’ The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and wrote and directed The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella. So, I think he’ll be a great fit for Godzilla.
As an added bonus, hit the source link below to read some of the behind the scenes drama that’s going on concerning Godzilla‘s producers. »
- Philip Sticco
6 items from 2013
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