We may be a film site here, but all good rejects love some TV, Dexter especially, as it is truly TV at its most cinematic. Those at Comic-Con got first looks at this, but I’m very grateful to Showtime for allowing us mere mortals, that live whole countries away, the chance to see the Dexter teaser. They’ve popped it up on the website and any fans should really check it out. It has no real spoilers, as I believe it was mentioned on the Con panel that their only five episodes in filming wise.

This peek at the coming season only fills me with excitement, John Litgow will, I feel, prove a masterstroke. It was he who provided the money quote at the Con that leaves me giddy:

“I’m the only person on the set who knows what’s going to happen in all 12 episodes. I could speak two sentences right now that would make this entire building explode.”

So a big finish then John? How terribly exciting. I shall now put on my guessing hat and make a stark prediction – John Lithgow’s character is Dexter’s real dad. Pure speculation by me and maybe even a bit similar to previous plots, but it would surely be a shocker. It’s also possible they could take a trick from the book series and have Debra find out about her brothers secret. Exciting at first but raises a bit of a moral quandary to say the least. This is all my own fanboy-like guessing game though, and if I know anything by now it’s that the Dexter showrunners are great at pulling the carpet from under the viewer. In further Comic-Con news it seems we’ll get a prequel, in animated form, on the interwebs in the lead up to season 4 on September 27th. Well darned if that’s not great, any Dexter I can get, I’ll take.

It’s safe to say I can’t wait until Dexter comes back. I’ve missed catching up with Michael C. Hall’s demented blood spatter analyst, who over three seasons is yet to disappoint me.

Dexter returns to Showtime on September 27, 2009. Have a look at the trailer below.

Are you excited for the return of Dexter? Season predictions?

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