Saturday, December 4, 2021

Where You’ve Seen the Cast of ‘Dexter: New Blood’ Before

Dexter: New Blood is right around the corner, and one thing we can’t wait to see is the cast in action. The revival features familiar faces from Dexter’s original run and some new ones. The stacked cast includes Dexter alums Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, household names such as John Lithgow, and more familiar faces like Julia Jones. So, let’s take a look at where you’ve seen some of the ensemble cast before.

Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan)

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Next to Dexter, Hall is perhaps best-known for his role as David Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under. The acclaimed series ran for five seasons from 2001-2005. Dexter premiered the following year. Hall’s most recently released TV credit is for Netflix’s The Defeated. He plays Tom Franklin in the show.

Film wise, Hall stars in Christine with Rebecca Hall. And no, it’s not the one about the car. Another of his major credits includes Kill Your Darlings, in which he portrays David Kammerer. Going back a little further, he stars in The Trouble with Bliss alongside Lucy Liu and Brie Larson. Hall also has a brief but great appearance in Game Night.

Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan)

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After Dexter’s initial finale, Carpenter went on to star in CBS’ Limitless. The series is based on the 2011 film. A few years later, Carpenter boarded NBC’s The Enemy Within.

Much of Carpenter’s filmography lies with film, though. Most prominently, she stars as Lisa in the hit comedy White Chicks. (And if you’re on social media, chances are you’ve seen this photo floating around.) She’s also well-known for her role as Emily in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Her upcoming projects include A Mouthful of Air and She’s Still Here.

Julia Jones (Chief of Police Angela Bishop)

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Alright, Twi-hards, this one’s for you. If you’ve seen Julia Jones anywhere, it’s probably from her role in the Twilight saga. Jones plays Leah Clearwater in Eclipse and both parts of Breaking Dawn. She also stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River as Wilma.

In TV, she’s known for her role as Stephanie in Amazon’s Goliath. Jones also appears in Longmire, The Mandalorian, and Westworld. Along with Dexter: New Blood, her recent TV appearances include Peacock’s Rutherford Falls. Her latest film role was 2020’s Think Like a Dog.

John Lithgow (Arthur Mitchell/Trinity Killer)

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John Lithgow has done it all. Throughout his prolific career, he’s starred in television and film spanning all genres. One of his more recent roles is in the multi-award winning Netflix series The Crown. He portrays Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in season 1. His performance earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

In the earlier part of his career, Lithgow starred in 3rd Rock from the Sun, a sci-fi sitcom. The well-received series ran for six seasons. Lithgow continued to star in a variety of film and television projects. He appears in horror films such as Pet Sematary (2019), comedies like Pitch Perfect 3, and blockbusters like Interstellar. He’s also lent his voice to projects including Shrek and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Clancy Brown (Kurt Caldwell)

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Clancy Brown does it all, from live-action feature films and television, to voicework on one of the most beloved cartoons. He’s no stranger to Showtime series, appearing in Billions as Waylon Jeffcoat. His other live-action TV roles include ABC’s Emergence and FOX’s Sleepy Hollow. Brown is also an accomplished voice actor, best known for his role as Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants. He’s also contributed his voice to Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Avengers Assemble, Star Wars Rebels, and many more.

His most recent released film role is in the Academy Award-winning film Promising Young Woman, where he plays Stanley, Cassie’s (Carey Mulligan) father. A couple other of his roles include Hail, Caesar! and Chappaquiddick. Early in his career, Brown appeared as Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption.

Jamie Chung (Molly)

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Chung is one you’ve likely seen in some of your favorite television series. Recently, she played Ji-Ah in HBO’s Lovecraft Country. While her character wasn’t the primary focus, she remains a significant and memorable one. Her other TV credits include ABC’s Once Upon a Time (Mulan), and FOX and Marvel’s The Gifted (Clarice Fong/Blink).

On the movie side, she’s appeared The Hangover Part II and Part III. Some of her other roles include Grown Ups, Office Christmas Party, and The Misfits. Chung also lends her voice animated film and television. You can hear her in Big Hero 6 as Go Go and Batman: Soul of the Dragon as Jade, among others.

Alano Miller (Logan)

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Last but certainly not least is Alano Miller. Currently, Miller stars in Ava DuVernay’s anthology series Cherish the Day. He portrays Evan Fisher. Beyond that, Miller is no stranger to TV. Jane the Virgin fans will recognize Miller from his portrayal of Aaron and Roman Zazo. Another recognizable role is Cato from Underground, in which he co-stars with Jurnee Smollett. Miller also guest stars in shows such as AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire.

His recent film roles include the well-received Amazon Original Sylvie’s Love. Miller also appears in Loving as Raymond. Along with feature films, Miller has several short films under his belt.

Dexter: New Blood premieres Sunday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime. Stay tuned for our recaps and review. Find all our coverage on the show here.

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Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds. She joined the team in 2019 but has always enjoyed talking about her favorite fandoms. When she isn't writing or working, you can find her reading, watching her favorite shows and movies, and building her repertoire of Dad jokes.

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