“Dexter Season 6 is the best suspense drama on television,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, in the statement. “To grow its audience so significantly in its fifth season is an enormous accomplishment by this amazing cast and crew. This is the easiest decision I’ve made since I got to Showtime.” When Sara Colleton, one of the show’s exec. producers, was asked if Deb will ever find out about Dexter’s secret, she replied, “At some point that is an inevitable thing, and that will be an important season in Dexter’s history for that to happen. We will pick up exactly where we left off and we will stay true to Dexter and who he is at his core. It’s going to be a rueful, ironic but healed Dexter and where we go, it’ll be great because it’ll be wide open.”
Are there some key themes or narrative arcs threading through “Dexter” this season?
The end of last season really traumatized most of us. What reactions did you hear from fans?
I knew what was going to happen probably three or four weeks before it happened. As far as the how, that was much closer to the day of. I thought it was brilliant. I was really proud of the writers, and the network, for not backing away from so bold a step. It really propels us forward in a way that we wouldn’t have enjoyed otherwise. And what it could mean for the character is really wide open.