Dexter Taps Sean Patrick Flanery for Season 8

flanery blogSean Patrick Flanery will lend Dexter some Indy cred when he plays a major part in the Showtime drama’s upcoming eighth season.

The actor formerly known as the title role in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles joins the cabler as Jacob Elroy, a former cop-turned-private eye in Miami, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Since playing the young Dr. Jones in the prequel adventure series, Flanery’s TV credits have included The Young and the RestlessCSI, Stephen King’s Dead Zone and Breaking In.

In related news, veteran British actress Charlotte Rampling (The Avengers original TV series) also has joined Dexter as a neuro-psychiatrist and atypical profiler with a penchant for working with deeply disturbed youth, reports.

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As Showtime boss David Nevins announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tourDexter will return in June — months earlier than in past years — for its eighth (but possibly not final) season.

“I’m not making any announcements today about when Dexter will end,” he said at the time. “I think I will clarify [things] before Dexter goes on the air [in June]. There’s a clear endgame in place, [but] I can’t talk about it just yet.”

Got theories about how Flanery and Rampling’s characters will affect Dexter and Deb in the season ahead? Sound off in the comments! 

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  1. Renda says:

    He was also in a little movie called Boondock Saints…

  2. Jinjeon says:

    Nice. I like him. Now, please Sigourney Weaver for Dr. Vogel part. Pretty please.

    • Emily says:

      I swear I saw somewhere earlier that they cast Dr. Vogel already. Oh, it says up there it’s Charlotte Rampling. Probably got added in later.

  3. Well, I hope Dexter’s final year is more satisfying than Saw’s last film. Flanery, it’s on you.

  4. Gerald says:

    LOVED Young Indiana Jones television series and TV movies. Talk about shows that got cancelled to soon. That is one for sure.
    But I am sure Sean will bring a great energy to Dexter. Please don’t let him turn out to be a bad guy. Maybe he can be the guy who finally takes down Dexter himself.

  5. Naomi says:

    Oh… My… God… The star of The Devils Carnival!! I think i just fangasmed!!! :D xx

  6. Sparky says:

    Love him. Better catch up on 8 seasons worth of Dexter in the next couple of months!!!

    • Vanny says:

      I was negative about watching at first. The storyline didn’t appeal to me. But I decided to try it.. now I can’t get enough… :-)

  7. Vanny says:

    I just died and went to heaven! Love him. Hope this season of Dexter is better…