Dexter – Original Sin: A famous vampire slayer joins the cast of the prequel series

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Michael C. Hall stars in Dexter (2006).

Michael C. Hall stars in Dexter (2006).

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Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayeryour attention please! Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy Summers in the cult series of the 1990s, joins the cast of the new series Dexter: Original Sin coming to the streaming platform Paramount+.

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From killer to killer boss

Gellar will guest star in the prequel to Dexter which takes place 15 years before the original series. It will follow Dexter Morgan's (Patrick Gibson) early days on the Miami PD, as he navigates murderous impulses he can no longer ignore and begins to play vigilante serial killer under the guidance of his father Harry (Christian Slater).

Sarah Michelle Gellar

The star of Buffy plays Tanya Martin, head of the Miami Metro scientific police, and therefore Dexter's new boss, but she will not be the only one giving orders to the young man.

It was also recently announced that Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) will lend his features to the captain of the criminal squad, Aaron Spencer. Unlike Gellar's role, Dempsey plays a recurring character who has known Harry Morgan for a long time.

“Sarah Michelle Gellar is a pop culture icon who perfectly complements our premier cast, including Christian Slater and Patrick Dempsey.”said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks.

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“We are thrilled to have her return to the Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios family and join the origin story of the Dexter franchise.”

While Gellar is best known for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayershe was also seen in the cinema in Sex Intentions, Scooby-Doo And The Grudgeand recently on television in another Paramount+ series, Wolf Pack.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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The cast of Dexter: Original Sin also includes several actors playing characters known to fans of the parent series.

Molly Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) thus plays the role of Debra Morgan, James Martinez (Love, Victor) plays Angel Batista, Christina Milian (Falling Inn) is Maria LaGuerta and Alex Shimizu (The Terror) plays the role of Vince Masuka. Actor Reno Wilson (Good Girls) plays a new character named Bobby Watt.

Dexter: Original Sin is currently filming with Clyde Phillips (Dexter) as showrunner and executive producer. Michael C. Hall (who played Dexter in all eight seasons of the original series and its sequel, Dexter: New Blood) is also in production.

Dexter And Dexter: New Blood are to be seen or re-seen on Paramount+, whose offer is accessible to subscribers Canal+ and via Prime Video. The ten episodes of Dexter: Original Sin will also be offered in France on this streaming service, on a date currently unknown.

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