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Mos Def Heading to Dexter

Mos Def will play "hardened ex-con" in multiple episodes of Dexter next season, and Colin Hanks will appear in all twelve installments as an artifacts expert who, of course, is connected to a bunch of murders — everyone on this show is connected to a bunch of murders. Narrative weaknesses and emotional betrayals aside, guest casting, particularly casting against type, has always been a Dexter strong suit: Jimmy Smits and John Lithgow as nutso murderers, Keith Carradine as a lovable good guy. Mos Def and Young Hanks are in good company! If only the show could find a female character half as interesting ... [HR, TV Line]

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