I See the Stars Come Out Tonight: Edward James Olmos, Colin Hanks and Mos (Def) Round Out "Dexter's" Season 6 Cast

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | May 25, 2011 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | May 25, 2011 |

"Dexter" is also reliable for getting great seasonal guest stars like Keith Carradine, Jonny Lee Miller, John Lithgow, Mark Pellegrino and a surprisingly effective Julia Stiles. And for its sixth outing, the show has outdone itself by signing on Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor, Edward James Olmos. Olmos will be part of a major story arc, playing a "brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies." Also joining this season is Colin Hanks as "Travis, a highly intelligent expert on ancient artifacts who gets linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami," Mos (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) as "Brother Sam, an ex-con who claims to have found religion but is still surrounded by violence" and Aimee Garcia ("Off the Map") as Jamie, Harrison's new nanny, who may or may not be Dexter's new love interest.

Showtime says "Dexter" will be returning to its roots and that emphasis will be on Dex's relationship with Deb, setting up the possibility that Deb may finally be exposed to the truth about her brother. Meanwhile, there are still a couple of roles to be filled, with casting calls having gone out for:

Chicago Mike: A thirty-something African-American homicide detective who possesses a finely turned BS detector. The Windy City native does not play well with Dexter or others (sounds a lot like our beloved Doakes).

Louis: A buddy of Masuka (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."

"Dexter" returns to Showtime, Fall 2011.

**Bonus late update: Billy Brown ("Lights Out") just signed on as "Chicago Mike."

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