SHOWTIME is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the launch of its groundbreaking original series DEXTER with a fan-focused campaign surrounding the hit drama. DEXTER, which premiered on the network on October 1, 2006, grew its loyal audience year after year in all of its eight seasons, and was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations.
In celebration of #Dexter10, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite DEXTER episodes in a bracket-style competition on SHO.com over the course of four week s. The top ten fan picks will culminate in an on-air #Dexter10 Fan Marathon on Saturday, October 1st, exactly ten years after the series debuted on SHOWTIME.
A stellar cast has been locked for “Felt”a political thriller that tells the story made famous in “All the President’s Men”, from the vantage point of the top FBI official the Washington Post called Deep Throat. Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall will play John Dean, architect of the Watergate cover-up who was desperate to plug the Washington Post leaks. Writer-director Peter Landesman, who previously landed Liam Neeson to play No. 2 FBI man Mark Felt and Diane Laneto to play his wife Audrey, has just about set the complete cast, minus the actor who’ll play the pivotal role of Bob Woodward.
Marton Csokas and Tom Sizemore play Felt’s FBI rivals Pat Gray and Bill Sullivan, Tony Goldwyn will play FBI intel chief Ed Miller, and Kate Walsh will play his wife Pat. Click here to view the complete list.
Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures will finance and produce alongside Scott Free Productions, Playtone and Cara Films. Endurance Media’s Steve Richards also joined the project as a financier and producer, along with Torridon Films and Riverstone Pictures. Production begins this month, in Atlanta, Georgia. More details coming soon.
Michael C. Hall quietly married book critic Morgan Macgregor in New York City on Monday, Feb. 29, after almost four years of dating.
The “Dexter” alum married his longtime girlfriend in a private ceremony at New York City Hall, according to several reports. Hall, 45, and his bride, a book reviewer and novelist, have dated for about four years. The two notably stepped out together at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards when the Showtime star was nominated again for lead actor in a drama.
Hall was previously wed to actress Amy Spanger from 2002 to 2007 and “Dexter” costar Jennifer Carpenter, who played his adoptive sister on the series, from 2008 to 2011.
David Bowie’s “Lazarus”is a spiritual successor to Walter Tevis’ sci-fi novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth”.At its core, “Lazarus” is a two-hour meditation on grief and lost hope, but it takes so many wild, fantastical, eye-popping turns that it never drags.
The plot centers on Newton (Dexter’s Michael C. Hall), an alien who lives a miserable, reclusive life ever since he shunned his human ex-lover and was experimented on by the government. His last attempt to build a spaceship to return to his home planet – where his family is – was foiled.
Now, the morose martian spends his days subsisting on cereal, staring at a television, and getting drunk on gin. His assistant, Elly (Fargo’s Cristin Milioti), struggles with her marriage at home and subsequently finds herself increasingly attracted to her boss. Also, a cherubic, mysterious girl (Sophia Anne Caruso) appears and devotes herself to helping Newton escape, while a sinister stranger named Valentine (Michael Esper) lurks in the shadows.
The set was also minimalist: an unmade bed, a refrigerator, a record player, and a giant television. Behind glass windows, seven musicians played the soundtrack. The music proved to be a huge highlight of the experience.
Some subplots – such as Valentine stalking an attractive couple – felt less than essential to the story. Non-sequitur scenes, such as a bizarre moment when Newton is confronted by a geisha character, seemed to indicate that the protagonist exists outside of our perception of time and space. Director Ivo van Hove also further promoted this concept by sleek, layered scenes where Newton observed multiple plotlines occur simultaneously.