For Dexter, things have changed a lot over the past two seasons. Couple of characters have been dropped and Dexter’s life plunged into turmoil both personally and professionally. Behind the scenes, the show is now in production on its sixth season and at a press conference Showtime‘s president David Nevins dropped some detail about what is in store for the serial killer vigilante.
Nevin’s has said that they want the show is very keen to go back to Dexter’s roots:
Dexter this season will be in some ways a return to the Dexter that you’ve seen in the early seasons. There’s a really interesting story and journey that he’s going to be on this year. There’s going to be some degree of getting back to his roots.
They also hinted towards what storylines will be focused on during the show’s season, leaning towards Dexter’s relationship with sister Debra.
There will be a microscope on the Deb/Dexter relationship this season. Over time you’re going to see that relationship evolve and change, no questions about it.
Neither will this season contain one singular foe, so don’t expect a Trinity Killer.
It is not one big bad. There’s one interesting story that will move through the season, and it will be cast very interestingly, but it’s not exactly that one person.
I have enjoyed Dexter over the past but never thought it to be truly great. Season 4 did have moments of greatness but that was mainly due to two actors (Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow) working at the very top of their game. Season 6 could be interesting but it could run the risk of making its very plot driven premise go stale. You can expect Season 6 to premiere on Showtime in the fall. (TV Line)