"DEXTER" CLOSES IN ON COLIN HANKS FOR SEASON 6
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 10, 2011 - Actor Colin Hanks has joined the cast of SHOWTIME's Emmy(R) nominated drama series DEXTER(TM) for Season 6. Hanks, who will appear in all twelve episodes, will play Travis, a highly intelligent young expert on ancient artifacts who gets linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami. Production on begins in June in Los Angeles and will premiere on SHOWTIME this fall.
Colin Hanks has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after young actors. Hanks appeared in Oliver Stone's biopic W, in the ensemble comedy The House Bunny starring opposite Anna Faris, and the Diane Lane thriller Untraceable. Additional film credits include The Great Buck Howard, King Kong, Orange County, Get Over It and the independent films Alone With Her, Standing Still, Rx, 11:14, and Whatever It Takes. On television, Hanks starred in Steven Spielberg's award-winning 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers and guest-starred as Father Gill in the award-winning drama series Mad Men.
One of the most acclaimed series on television, DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall (Golden Globe(R) and SAG Award winner) as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show has received both multiple Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nomination for best television drama series as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008 and was twice named one of AFI's top ten television series. The show also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren V�lez, David Zayas, and James Remar.