Although the sixth season of "Dexter" is still several months away, the first new cast member has been announced.
According to TVLine, Colin Hanks has signed on to be featured during a "major Season 6 arc" in a currently unrevealed part. Hanks most recent television role was as the star of "The Good Guys," after previously appearing in "Mad Men," "Numb3rs," "The O.C." and "Roswell." Hanks has also starred in feature films like "Orange County" and "The House Bunny."
TVLine also notes that Hanks' new role on "Dexter" is probably not among the recently released casting calls for three new characters for the upcoming season.
Chicago Mike: New thirtysomething African-American homicide detective who possesses a finely turned BS detector. The Windy City native does not play well with [Dexter] others.
Louis: A buddy of Masuka’s (C.S. Lee) who joins MMP as a new lab intern. Role calls for a Caucasian actor in his 30s who is “attractive in his own way.”
Jamie: Described as an outgoing and fun Latina in her mid-20s, this Florida native relocates to Miami for grad school.
In fact, the only one of those roles that Hanks would even possibly be suited for is Louis.
Regarding the sixth season of "Dexter," Showtime President David Nevins recently indicated to TVLine that
“There’s a really interesting story and journey that [Dexter is] going to be on this year. There’s going to be some degree of getting back to his roots," before adding “There will be a microscope on the Deb/Dexter relationship this season. Over time you’re going to see that relationship evolve and change, no questions about it.”
Nevins also indicated that season six won't focus on a single antagonist, which sounds similar to the way that season five was discussed a year ago,
“It is not one big bad. There’s one interesting story that will move through the season, and it will be cast very interestingly, but it’s not exactly that one person."
"Dexter" season six will debut later this year on Showtime.