Filipinos will soon be able to watch the second season ofthe gruesome crime TV show Dexter, which airs on the cable channel Fox Crimestarting June 16. This cable channel is on Ch. 50 on Skycable.
Dexter is based on the compelling novel DarklyDreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, a South Florida native. Orphaned at theage of four and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter Morgan is adopted by apolice officer who recognizes Dexter's homicidal tendencies and guides his sonto channel his gruesome passion in a constructive way—by killing heinousperpetrators who are above the law or who have slipped through the cracks ofjustice.
A respected member of the police force, a perfect gentleman and a man with asoft spot for children, it's hard not to like Dexter. Although his drive tokill is unflinching, he struggles to emulate normal emotions he doesn't feel,and to keep up his appearance as a caring, socially responsible human being.
Here are the characters who make up the unusual show Dexter:
Dexter Morgan played by Michael Hall
He'll charm fellow officers with a doughnut, while away on aSunday with his girlfriend Rita, or chop up a victim and package their bodyparts in plastic bags. Hiding beneath the mundane exterior and contrived façadeof Dexter, a charming blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department, isan obsession with meting his own twisted brand of justice: stalking and murderingthe guilty.
Rita Bennett played by Julie Benz
Rita's everything Dexter's looking for in a girlfriend:broken and sexually disinterested. Surviving a violent ex-husband andharboring the mental scars to prove it, Rita is struggling to raise two kids onher own. Together, Dexter and Rita attempt to create a sense of normalcy intheir often twisted lives.
Debra Morgan played by Jennifer Carpenter
As Dexter puts it about his cop sister, "if I couldhave feelings at all, I'd have them for Deb." Her career ambitions—getting out of vice and into homicide—fall short due to insecurity and thebelief within the department that she does her best police work in a 'sexsuit'. Deb looks up to Dexter but senses there is more to him than meets theeye.
Sgt. Doakes played by Erik King
An ill-tempered vet, Doakes is the one cop on the force—supposed experts in judging character—who suspects something isn't quite rightwith Dexter.
Lt. Maria Laguerta played by Lauren Vélez
Whether a wink, a sly look or hand on his shoulder, Lt.LaGuerta, the division's boss and resident dictator, makes no attempt to hideher sexual interest in Dexter.
Angel Batista played by David Zayas
A fellow homicide detective, Batista works closely withDexter on forensics cases and while he may not share Dexter's bloodlust, hedefinitely appreciates the art of killing.
Harry Morgan played by James Remar
Harry Morgan, Dexter's adopted father and a former homicidedetective, was first to spot Dexter's passion for human vivisection and helpedhis son channel his homicidal impulses in a more constructive pursuit:delivering vigilante justice.
Vincent Masuka played by C.S. Lee
Masuka is the wise-cracking forensic expert who assistsDexter in crime scene investigations, who's never too busy to make aninappropriate pass at Debra.
International distribution for Dexter is handled by CBS ParamountInternational Television. In the Philippines, Dexter will air its secondseason starting on June 16 (Monday).