‘Dexter’ season 8 spoilers: Meet the private investigator

DexterWhen “Dexter” season 8 premieres on Showtime on June 30, there are going to be some new faces who serve to help make life rather interesting for our title character … whether it be a criminologist or someone who could very well turn into his worst enemy.

According to a new report from Deadline, actor Sean Patrick Flanery, whose TV credits include “The Dead Zone” and actually playing the title character in “The Young Indiana Jones” series in the early 1990s, has been cast to play the part of Jacob Elroy, who is a former cop-turned private investigator. There are a number of theories as to why this sort of character could show up this year, with the most prominent one being that someone (possibly Batista) has hired him in order to get a new, unbiased perspective as to what happened to LaGuerta on the night of her death.

There are unfortunately more things we do not know about the character at the moment than the other way around, including just how many episodes he will be appearing in and what his attitude is going to be to Dexter, Deb, and some of the other characters. This does present a different sort of angle for the show, though, than in seasons past, as traditionally Dexter has not had to spend much time around people who go by the beat of their own drum to investigate cases. The last time he did was with Sal Price, and we all know how that ended.

Flanery joins Charlotte Rampling, who is playing the aforementioned criminologist, as the two new additions for the season, and there is no word yet as to whether or not anyone else will join in a major capacity.

Do you like this casting, or do you wish you knew a little bit more about the character first? If you want to hear what Michael C. Hall is saying at the moment about a possible ending for the show, you can find out over at the link here.

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