A few weeks ago we excitedly mentioned the first two roles that the Dexter team was looking to fill. Well, those roles have been filled.
In the role of Dr. Evelyn Vogel, a "formidable and whip-smart neuro-psychiatrist in her late 50s who assists the law in profiling criminals," especially "young psychopaths," producers have hired Charlotte Rampling. The actress is probably best known for her role in the controversial Nazi drama The Night Porter. Other credits include Swimming Pool, Orca, and Melancholia.
The other role, that of Jacob Elroy, a "handsome and straightforward former cop who now owns his own private eye business," has been filled by Sean Patrick Flanery. Genre fans probably remember him from Saw 3D and The Devil's Carnival.
No word yet on whether a deal has been reached to have Yvonne Strahovski return in her role of Hannah, the serial poisoner whom Dexter fell in love with. Unlike most season-long guest roles, Hannah was not killed off - she merely went to prison, leaving the door wide open for hers and Dexter's story to continue.
Dexter returns to Showtime on June 30th (several months earlier than usual) for its eighth season. A decision on whether or not this will be the final season will be reached closer to the premiere date.