Michael C. Hall and Stage Stars Inhabit Serial Killer TV Series "Dexter"

News   Michael C. Hall and Stage Stars Inhabit Serial Killer TV Series "Dexter" Cabaret and "Six Feet Under" star Michael C. Hall leads a cast of fellow stage stars in the new Showtime series "Dexter" about a police expert who moonlights as a serial killer.
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Michael C. Hall is "Dexter" in the new Showtime series. Photo by Showtime

The new series debuted on the cable network Oct. 1 in its regular Sundays at 10 PM (ET) timeslot and will repeat during the week at various times. Check your local listings.

Based on the Jeff Lindsay novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," the series "follows Dexter Morgan (Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial killer with a penchant for inflicting his own unusual brand of justice – he kills people who truly deserve it," as reads a show announcement.

Hall, last seen Off-Broadway in Mr. Marmalade, is known for his Emmy Award nominated turn as David Fisher in the HBO series "Six Feet Under," a role he landed right after his Emcee duties in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. The actor did a stint on Broadway in Chicago — opposite his wife Amy Spanger — and has also appeared onstage in Skylight, Corpus Christi, The English Teachers, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Henry V, Timon of Athens, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Camelot.

Joining Hall in the cast of "Dexter" are Jennifer Carpenter (The Crucible, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose") as his policewoman sister Debra, Lauren Velez (Intimate Apparel, "New York Undercover") as his boss, David Zayas (Anna in the Tropics, Our Lady of 121st Street) as a fellow homicide detective and James Remar (Bent, California Dog Fight, "Sex and the City") as his ex-cop adoptive father. Julie Benz and Erik King also appear.

James Manos Jr. ("The Sopranos") penned the pilot directed by Michael Cuesta ("L.I.E.," "Six Feet Under"). John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton ("Live from Baghdad") and Manos Jr. will executive produce the series. "Dexter is the unusual exploration into the mind of a sociopathic killer – whom, in spite of his vigilante justice, the audience will find incredibly sympathetic and charismatic," said Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt — who worked with Hall on "Six Feet Under."

For more on "Dexter," visit the Showtime official website at sho.com.