Colin Hanks Joins ‘Dexter’ as Artifacts Expert

With Showtime promising that “hell breaks loose” next season, is the show taking an occult turn?

Last Updated: May 10, 2011 @ 2:17 PM

Colin Hanks will join Showtime's "Dexter" in its sixth season, playing an expert on ancient artifacts who gets linked to a series of, you guessed it, horrific murders.

That announcement, coupled with Showtime's promise that "hell breaks loose" next season, suggests either that Dexter will try to solve occult-themed killings — or that your guess is as good as mine.

Hanks, coming off the scrappy-but-cancelled Fox show "The Good Guys," will appear in all twelve episodes of the new season. It will shoot in Los Angeles next month and air in the fall.