March 4, 2010

Dexter

Thursday, March 4, 2010
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter Morgan"
Jennifer Carpenter, "Debra Morgan"
Lauren Velez, "Lt. Maria Laguerta"
Julie Benz, "Rita Bennett Morgan"
David Zayas, "Angel Batista"
C.S. Lee, "Vince Masuka"
James Remar, "Harry Morgan"
Desmond Harrington, "Joey Quinn"
Clyde Phillips, Executive Producer
Sara Colleton, Executive Producer
John Goldwyn, Executive Producer
Melissa Rosenberg, Executive Producer
Scott Buck, Executive Producer


   

A blood-spatter forensics expert with the Miami Police Department, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) embraces death in his off-hours as well, channeling his homicidal impulses into a higher purpose, brutally disposing of murderers and miscreants who have slipped through the legal system. Having wrapped its fourth season on Showtime, Dexter continues to plunge into darker and more disturbing territory, turning its killer protagonist into a suburban family man, with horrific results. Described by the Chicago Sun Times as “fantastic, fascinating, creepy, charming, and gruesome,” the show has earned two Emmy nominations as Outstanding Drama Series and continues to cultivate a fervid following, recently bringing the network its largest audience for a series episode ever.    

Dexter is a Showtime presentation; John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions.

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  • For the producers:

    What was Showtime's reaction to the pitch?  Were they interested in the concept from the beginning, or did they take some convincing? 


    Jamie, March 04, 2010 at 7:38 pm

  • First off I want to say that I am a huge fan of the show and love the work you guys did in Season 4. Secondly, do you think that Rita's death will pull Dexter inward, seeking out revenge or perhaps his Dark Passenger will engulf him?

    Julie, I hate to see you leave the show, but can you tell us a little about what your new venture on No Ordinary Family is about?


    kelli, March 04, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  • Jennifer Carpenter was AMAZING this season. The places you took your character were so real, so deep, you broke my heart. Your breakdown in An Enigma Wrapped in Plastic...all I can say is 'damn girl!'


    Wordsoup, March 04, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  • The murder of Rita was shocking and brilliant, but inconsistant in the way Trinity kills on a few points: Trinity didn't complete the first part of his cycle (burying the boy in cement), he doesn't bleed out mothers in tubs but forces them to jump to their deaths, and any blood outside of the tub is cleaned, but he left a pool of blood that Harrison was sitting in.

    Are these exceptions Trinity made in order to hurt Dexter? Was the pool of blood merely because he was in a hurry to leave town? Does it mean there was an additional struggle outside the tub where Rita was cut? Or are these possibly clues that Trinity wasn't the killer.  And lastly, if you can't tell us any of the answers in this panel, will any of these questions be answered in Season 5?


    Wordsoup, March 04, 2010 at 12:00 pm

  • Once the season arc is mapped out, can you describe the process that goes into writing an episode and at what stage is the script given to the actors, and do they have any input into the dialogue for their characters?


    Rick, March 02, 2010 at 1:00 pm

  • Everyone's wondering about the kids in season 5.  Can you give us any hints to what we'll see happen to them?


    Shy, March 02, 2010 at 3:21 am

  • I have a few question.

    for the writer/producers: Do you think the show will ever do any more filimg actually in miami even if it is just establishing stoot?

    How old is every charters supposed to be?

    When will season five start airing

    How much of season five has allready been writen and will it start after rits death or sometime down the line.

    I think i would be cool if you all could do a "morning routein with every charter just as a little maybe dvd extra or something.

    Last one is for the wounderful, sexy, amazing ms. Lauren velez why do you think your charter is always involved in a office relationship?


    dede, March 01, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  • A question for the handsome and amazing James Remar...

    Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you intend to pursue more characters like Harry, or do you see yourself taking a different path?


    JamiesFanGirl, March 01, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  • Also a question for the writers/producers - will season 5 be set immediately after season 4? Or will there be a jump forward in time like there has been between previous seasons?


    clairebbbear, February 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

  • My question is for the awesome Jennifer Carpenter, who really should be nominated for an Emmy for her performance this year.

    There was a scene in the season 4 finale when Deb sees Dexter in the Mitchell's garage, with no real explantion of how he got there so fast. Deb looks at him suspiciously and tells him to get a flak jacket so he looks like he's "one of us".

    I have heard you say in another interview that you believe Deb, deep down, has an inkling that something is not right with Dexter, but chooses not to acknowledge those feelings.

    Were we seeing Deb finally starting to acknowledge some of those feelings at this point? And was that your decision to play Deb like that, or was it instruction from the director or the script?


    clairebbbear, February 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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