It’s hard to imagine a serial killer with a more devastating Showtime reach than the one guided to award-winning heights by John Lithgow. But according to an Entertainment Weekly Q&A by Dan Snierson with Dexter executive producer and new showrunner Scott Buck, that’s just want fans of the program should expect this fall.
Edward James Olmos (pictured) is on board as Professor Gellar, an expert in religious studies. Over the course of Season Six, he becomes a person of major interest in a new Miami crime spree. Says Buck:
They are probably the biggest crimes we’ve ever seen on this show. We’re going toward a different kind of serial killer than what we usually see. This is someone more in line with the Zodiac Killer…. He kills people with great conviction. This is probably the first serial killer we’ve had who thinks he’s in the right.
FishbowlLA isn’t too sure about that last sentence, since Lithgow’s Emmy and Golden Globe worthy deranged dad Arthur Mitchell never allowed his self-doubt to get in the way of his ability to carry out murder. If Olmos is able to somehow put across more crime scene conviction than Lithgow, he will very likely be a fixture on next year’s awards show season red carpet.