Dexter has been given the green light for a sixth season by Showtime in the US.

The drama series will be renewed for another run next year after performing well in this year’s fifth season.

The tenth episode of this season drew the second biggest audience of the show’s history, proving that fans are still well and truly enamoured with the serial killer series.

Showtime’s President of Entertainment David Nevins said:  “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.”

Source: Digital Spy

Julia Stiles has confirmed she will be joining the cast of Dexter for the next season.

The actress has signed on to appear in ten episodes of the series and is described as playing “a mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship with Dexter (Michael C. Hall).”

The fifth season begins shooting this month.

Source: THR

The latest word from Entertainment Weekly is that Julia Stiles is close to landing a role on Dexter for next season.

It has been confirmed that the actress is in advanced talks with the shows execs in relation to a role on the hit series.

The exact details of the proposed role are not out yet but whatever it is it will be a major part of the series.

If she lands the role, it will be Stiles first major foray into television.

Source: EW


Thursday, 26 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Season two concludes as Lundy and the FBI settle the case of the Bay Harbour Butcher once and for all. But the heat’s not entirely off Dexter as his world literally becomes an inferno. Can he rise from the ashes once again?


Thursday, 19 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Dexter must make a massive decision that will have an effect on all those he holds close as the net closes in on the Bay Harbour Butcher. Lila meanwhile is back with a secret to blackmail Dexter.


Thursday, 12 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Dexter finds himself with the upper hand when Doakes tracks him to his latest kill. But when Doakes reveals a secret about Harry’s past, Dexter’s world comes crumbling down. Meanwhile, Rita starts letting Dexter back into her life, and the Miami Metro PD starts closing in on the Bay Harbour Butcher.

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

As Dexter tries to distance himself from Lila, he discovers she is not so willing to let go of their relationship. Meanwhile Lundy’s manhunt for the Bay Harbour Butcher starts to make Dexter nervous as he tries to stay one step ahead. However, in the end it is Dexter’s worst enemy who discovers his secret first.

Thursday, 26 February 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

After a fire at Lila’s place, Dexter finds her becoming more attached to him than he is comfortable with. Meanwhile, Dexter decides “recovery” isn’t working for him and pays a second visit to the man who murdered his mother. At the station, Debra and Lundy find a clue that points to the Bay Harbour Butcher being right under their noses.

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

A written manifesto from the Bay Harbour Butcher sends the special task force in charge of capturing the killer into chaos. It’s all part of Dexter’s plan as he tries to be more pro-active in keeping Agent Lundy off his tail. But things start to spiral downward for Dexter as Lila’s influence begins to take its toll on Dexter’s personal life.

Thursday, 12 February 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Dexter is none too pleased to discover a copy-cat killer has started his own attempt at vigilante serial murder in Miami. He is even less pleased to learn the new killer claims to be inspired by the “Bay Harbour Butcher.” As Dexter sets out to stop the imposter, he finds himself drawn into the arms of Lila. When Rita discovers the truth, it could be the end of their relationship.

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