Dexter is an American TV show which was first broadcasted on October 1st 2006 on Showtime. It has six seasons so far and seventh in the making. Its sixth season was aired on October 2nd 2011. The series revolves around Dexter who is the lead character of this series. Dexter is a bloodstain pattern analyst and works for Miami Police Department. Its first season was inspired by the famous novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter which was written by Jeff Lindsay. The other seasons are also inspired by the author’s works. Few of the plots are taken from the short stories of Stephen R. Pastore. Screenwriter of this show is James Manos Junior.
In the year 2008, producers of Dexter started to air this series on CBS. This show is highly acclaimed by various critics and enjoyed high popularity. The finale of season four in the year 2009 broke all the records of highest number of viewers. Season four finale was witnessed by approximately three million viewers all over the world. Michael C. Hall who has played the character of Dexter has received several awards and nominations for his acting skills for the portrayal of the character of Dexter. He has also received one Golden Globe award for this character. Last year in November, producers of Dexter announced about the renewal of the series for two more seasons. It is surely a treat for the viewers.
We have already discussed about the lead character of the series, so we will now discuss about the rest of the important characters who are responsible for making this show a success worldwide. Dexter’s sister is Debra. Debra’s roll is played by beautiful Jennifer Carpenter. James Remar has played role of Dexter’s father who is not alive in the series. Dexter’s co-workers are Captain Lauren Velez, Maria LaGuerta, David Zayas who is Detective Sergeant in the series, Angel Juan Marcos, Vince Masuka. Julie Benz is Dexter’s girlfriend in start of the season but in the later season she becomes his wife. She is a divorcee and has two children Astor and Cody. Characters of Astor and Cody are played by Christian and Perston.
Important appearances made in the first season were of Christian Camargo who had played character of ice truck killer. Mark Pellegrino had acted as Rita’s ex –husband whose name is Paul and is very abusive in nature. In season two, character of Lila Toumay was played by Jaime Murray. Lila is a very gorgeous British artist who gets attracted towards Dexter. She even tries to kill Dexter’s wife and children due to obsession with Dexter. Character of Ellen Wolf was played by Anne Ramsay. Ellen Wolf is defense attorney and arch rival of Miguel. Season three and four unfolds a romantic involvement of Debra with him. Courtney was pictured as a reporter who is ambitious and loves to mix business with pleasure. She gets involved in a romantic way to discover story which she was looking for.
Overall plot of this series is very interesting and due to this it successful all over the world. People are eagerly waiting for the telecast of the next season.