Season 7 of Dexter premieres tonight Sunday, September 30. The new season picks up right where season 6 ended with Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) witnessing Dexter murdering his latest victim. Season 7 kicks off with cataclysmic changes in Dexter’s world with his sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) discovering his secret. This discovery will shake the foundation of Dexter’s world and have ripple effects throughout this season and into the next.
Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter feels the show is at its best or most potent when Dexter is in hot water. Deb’s discovery will lead to a fundamental change in the landscape of the show.
This is the end of Dexter’s secret belonging to him. In the past there were people like Lumen, Lila, Miguel Prado, and Rudy who were in on the secret but they were characters who one way or another left the scene. Deb is Dexter’s sister and boss, she is not leaving the scene. The brother/sister duo may still some how try to make their alliance work even in the face of such a big discovery. Deb has always done things by the book. This new realization poses a big threat to what Debra believes in.
Dexter has never been in more dangerous territory. His world is about to shift. His stress level is high so he finds himself indulging more in the kill. Deb is eying him so closely that it leads to paranoia. He has to defend himself and still has a sense of righteousness about what he does. He has never been put to the test in the way he has now. The stakes are higher and every character will be affected.
New cast members joining the series in its seventh season are Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Ray Stevenson (Rome) and Jason Gedrick (Luck).
The cast and creator of the show talk about the new season in a behind the scenes video. Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas (Angel Batista), James Remar (Harry Morgan), C.S Lee (Vince Masuka) and Desmond Harrington (Joey Quinn) share how the changes is season 7 will impact the dynamic of the show. Watch video at Philly Cinephile.
Watch the new season of Dexter on Showtime at 9 PM ET.