Showtime’s serial killer drama ‘Dexter’ has landed a new star. No word on the role he’ll play, but Colin Hanks has signed on to join season six!
Traditionally, the show has had one main villain that its titular character — the disturbed, justice-seeking medical examiner/serial killer Dexter — battles until the final episode. Past adversaries have included Jimmy Smits and John Lithgow, whose performance helped the series reach new heights and earned him an Emmy.
As TV Line notes, however, the show’s executive producer has said that there will not be one core opponent in the upcoming season, so there’s no clear clue as to who Hanks could play.
Hanks, who guest starred on “Mad Men,” as a Brooklyn priest, starred in the police show, “The Good Guys,” with Bradley Whitford; it was cancelled after one season. He’ll feature in the upcoming film, “Lucky,” to be released later this year.
This isn’t the only news out of “Dexter,” today; Showtime released a new teaser trailer, which you can see below. Needless to say, they’re hyping the upcoming season pretty heavily.
The younger Hanks and New York-based publicist Samantha Bryant reportedly got engaged last June.
A couple of months before, Bryant told the New York Times that their courtship was nothing out of the ordinary. “We had the same group of friends and knew of each other, but never paid attention to it,” she said.
Until things turned romantic, Bryant said, “He was the perfect gentleman.”
The big event, which is said to be happening in the Los Angeles area, isn’t the only thing Colin is celebrating these days. His new Fox series, The Good Guys, costarring Bradley Whitford, premieres May 19.
Psst Colin… I’d smile for you… gee Sammy, couldn’t you crack a smile?
Colin Hanks is set to topline “Jack and Dan,” Matt Nix’s new 13-episode hourlong series for Fox.
The straight-to-series project, which also stars Bradley Whitford, is produced by Fox TV Studios under the company’s international co-production model.
It centers on Jack (Hanks), an ambitious, by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position at the Los Angeles Police Department. Worse, he has been partnered with Dan (Whitford), a drunken, lecherous, wild-card cop who hangs onto his job only because of a heroic act years before.
Filming on the show, an action comedy in the tone of Nix’s USA Network series “Burn Notice,” is slated to begin early next year.
Hanks, who began as a regular on WB Network’s sci-fi drama “Roswell,” recently did an arc on AMC’s “Mad Men.” His feature credits include comedy “The House Bunny,” “Untraceable” and “The Great Buck Howard.”
I love Colin Hanks, but I’m so sick of detective shows! Hopefully this one will be different!
The Film Society’s 36th Gala Tribute honoring Tom Hanks with The Chaplin Award, held at Alice Tully Hall, in New York City, last night.
Pictured: Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron,Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Christopher Walken, Sally Field, Glen Close, Christy Turlington & Ed Burns, Steven Speilberg, Jeremy Irons & Adrien Brody.