Showtime Launches New Season of DEXTER EARLY CUTS: ALL IN THE FAMILY Animated Webisodes
Published: August 28, 2012 - 10:02am
SHOWTIME has launched the new season of its animated webisode series DEXTER EARLY CUTS: ALL IN THE FAMILY. A new episode of the webisode series will premiere online every week, leading up to DEXTER's seventh season premiere on September 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Dexter is an American television drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer. Dexter structures his killing around "the Code of Harry", a body of ethics and procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry Morgan (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and to ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. Harry also trained Dexter in how to interact convincingly with other people despite his dissociative mental illness, which Harry believed to be sociopathy, arising from Dexter witnessing the brutal murder of his biological mother, Laura Moser.
As an adult, Dexter has largely escaped suspicion (with some exceptions) by being genial and generous and maintaining generally superficial relationships. However, his attachment to his foster (and ultimately adoptive) sister, Debra, his girlfriend (later wife), Rita, his stepchildren, Astor and Cody, and later his biological son, Harrison, have all complicated his double life and made him question his need to kill. Ever since the series' first season, events are set in motion to show the slow but steady humanization of Dexter, progressing further with each season, as Dexter begins to experience a variety of emotions for the first time in years.
Narrated by series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall, written by DEXTER producer Scott Reynolds and illustrated by celebrated comic book artist David Mack ("Daredevil," "Kabuki"), the web series gives DEXTER fans an early look at the life of America's favorite serial killer with storylines that predate the series.
EARLY CUTS: ALL IN THE FAMILY continues to tell important stories from Dexter Morgan's past – this season written thematically to tie-in to the season six cliffhanger, as Dexter reflects back on other instances where his sister, Deb, has sensed his darkness. DEXTER EARLY CUTS will also be available via online affiliate portals and to SHOWTIME subscribers on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®.
In its first two seasons, DEXTER EARLY CUTS delivered an impressive audience online, garnering over 1.4 million views across platforms in season one, and growing to 1.8 million views in its second season.
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Season seven returns in dramatic fashion, as Dexter (Hall) is finally forced to confront his greatest fear, as Debra (Carpenter) witnesses his insatiable, ritualistic slaying of a killer. Now Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, as she tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami’s most notorious serial killer. Dexter is still pulled by his natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice, leading him on the trail of a brutal Ukrainian mobster (Stevenson). Along the way, Dexter meets Hannah McKay (Strahovski), a strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggled to put behind her.
DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas and James Remar. Season seven guest stars include Jason Gedrick, Katia Winter and Santiago Cabrera, and special guest stars Ray Stevenson and Yvonne Strahovski. The show has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for best television drama series, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s Top Ten television series.
DEXTER is the No. 1 rated series on SHOWTIME, watched by nearly 5.5 million weekly viewers across platforms. Season six was the series' highest rated season ever. Produced by SHOWTIME, DEXTER is executive produced by John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West and Michael C. Hall.