“Dexter” fans have to wait two more months before America’s favorite serial killer returns – but AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman caught up with the show’s stars over the weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego and got all of the details on the upcoming fifth season of Showtime’s Emmy-winning series.
The show’s brother / sister combo – Dexter and Debra Morgan (real life husband and wife Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter) – revealed what exactly is in store for the Morgan family.
“Not a lot of sleep. He’s leaning on his family… he hires a nanny,” Michael C. Hall said when asked how Dexter copes with suddenly being a single father after the death of his wife Rita during last season’s shocking finale.
“It’s kind of unfathomable to consider,” he continued. “He’s saddled with this sense of vengeance…There’s some undeniably deep dark places that he operates in, so that’s the fun of it.”
As for reports that Rita, played by Julie Benz (who also stars in ABC’s upcoming “No Ordinary Family”), will be returning for the first episode of the show’s new season, possibly as a ghost, Michael explained there could be more of her in store.
“She did join us for the first episode… so who knows, maybe more!” he said.
The actor, who is now fully recovered from his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, said his character has will embark on a new mission in the new season.
“Dexter very much wants to find some assurance that his son won’t be afflicted the way the ways he feels he was afflicted,” the 39-year-old actor said. “That’s a part of what Dexter will be in investigating and worried about and trying to find out about over the course of the season.”
It’s a season with which Jennifer is infatuated.
“It’s fast and furious and funny and scary and I love it,” she also told Access at Comic-Con.
James Remar, who plays Dexter and Debra’s dad, Harry Morgan, likens the start of Season 5 to a natural disaster.
”[It’s] like a bomb just landed on your house, like a hurricane, or a tornado just hit it,” James told Laura at Comic-Con.
Season 5 of “Dexter” debuts September 26, on Showtime at 9 PM ET.