When the upcoming 6th season of Dexter returns this Fall, the action will not pick up from where season 5 left off … the action will begin with a fresh, “clean start” one year after the end of the season 5 drama. According to Dexter producer Sara Colleton has revealed that the plan is to put some distance between the death of his wife Rita (in season 4) and the loss of love interest Lumen (season 5) to move Dexter’s story forward … which sounds like a great idea to me. Click below to read all about it.
Dexter’s executive producer Sara Colleton has confirmed that the show will have jumped forward a year when it returns for its sixth season. Colleton explained that the team behind the drama wanted to see Dexter (Michael C Hall) in a “positive place in his life”. “We thought a clean start to this season would be to jump ahead a year, so he’s not getting over Lumen and he’s not still in the throes of dealing with the Rita thing,” Colleton told TV Guide. “We wanted to jump ahead a year and find that Dexter has gotten his groove back. He’s gotten over Rita and Lumen.” Colleton hinted that “it’s like the Dexter we know and love is back, and he still wants to play”, but added that he will still have some problems to cope with. “There are things in life that Dexter’s dealing with and one of them is that Harrison is now 2 years old and he has to go to school,” she said. “There are things that he has to start thinking about with his son, and he’s become keenly aware of what it is that he doesn’t want to pass on to Harrison, namely his Dark Passenger. But Dexter has no idea what it is that he does want to pass on.” Colleton’s fellow executive producer Scott Buck has previously suggested that Dexter will be a “more evolved serial killer” in the new season, while Showtime president David Nevins has hinted that Dexter and Deb’s relationship will be explored during the episodes.
Personally, I think this is a great idea. The “one year later” thing worked very well for True Blood this season. The time jump gives writers a lot of leeway with the story. They can allude to things that happened in the last year and/or jump off entirely new storylines that might not have worked had they picked right up from the end of season 5. I am LOVING everything that I’m hearing about the upcoming 6th season of Dexter. I can’t wait to see how things play out. As I understand it, Dexter’s relationship with Deb (and the increasing risk that she will find out Dexter’s secret) will play a very important part in season 6. I. Can’t. Wait!