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Earlier this month, we learned a few casting tidbits about the upcoming eighth season of Dexter, and today comes word that one of those roles has been filled. British actress Charlotte Rampling is set to play a recurring role in the series.
The casting information that made its way online a couple of weeks back revealed that there would be a character named Dr. Evelyn Vogel, described as "a formidable and whip smart neuro-psychiatrist in her late 50s who assists the law in profiling criminals." Word of a character that might be snooping around sniffing out criminals is probably bad news for Dexter. Then again, he's a serial killer that works at a police precinct's homicide unit, so he's really already tempting fate. Still, the addition of the character does hint at new trouble ahead. Given how things ended last season (spoiler alert!), with one suspecting character getting killed off, the timing seems right to bring another one in.
EW reports that Charlotte Rampling is set to play the recurring role of "a neuro-psychiatrist who specializes in working with young psychopaths and profiling criminals in unorthodox ways." That sounds about on par with Dr. Evelyn Vogel, though the site doesn't specify Rampling's character's name. EW does say the part will have "a significant impact on next season's story." No surprise there.
Rampling's credits date back to the 60s, but among her recent films are I, Anna, Melancholia and The Duchess
Dexter will be back earlier than usual this year, with Season 8 set to premiere June 30. Watch the (non-spoilery) teaser for Season 8 here.