Comic-Con: ‘Dexter’ Finds Religion?

Matters of faith dominate discussion of the gory Showtime series at this year’s annual geek-fest

Last Updated: July 22, 2011 @ 4:05 PM

It sounds like everybody's favorite TV serial killer is about to get some old-time religion.

"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall, along with co-stars C.S. Lee and season six guest stars Mos Def and Colin Hanks, were on hand at Thursday's Comic-Con panel for the Showtime series. One word — and theme — permeated the conversation: Faith.

Noting that Dexter will start to grapple more heavily with the effect that his murderous tendencies have on his son Harrison when the show returns in October, Hall noted, "I think that's a big engine at the beginning of the season — that Dexter has tendencies that he doesn't want to pass on to his son."

The remedy, Hall revealed, will involve "giving him some kind of spiritual grounding."

Series executive producer Sara Colleton echoed the sentiment, saying that a big part of the upcoming season is "initiated by [Dexter's] desire to find faith. It provides him with a lot of avenues that he explores."

Hal and Colleton's assertions fell in line with the theme of the season six trailer that debuted during the panel, which played out gruesomely to the soundtrack of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and ended with the tag line, "He'll make you a believer."

But while Dexter might be accepting the Almighty into his bloodthirsty heart when the show returns to the airwaves, there'll be no illusions of piety where famously lecherous forensics investigator Vince Masuka is concerned.

"There's interns coming up this year — women and men — and he has some fun with those interns," Lee, who portrays Masuka, revealed. "So he possibly, maybe probably, gets in trouble with some interns."

Apparently, he's in for a devilishly good time.