Dexter star Michael C. Hall reveals how Dexter Morgan has changed from the series birth to its final season, and the impact of Yvonne Strahovski’s character, Hannah McKay, on Dexter in season 8.

“I wouldn’t say the character is unrecognisable to me now, but it’s changed, I’ve changed.”

Michael C. Hall recently sat down with the Brisbane Times for an interview regarding the unfolding development of Dexter Morgan since the series’ inception to its current stage in season 8. Hall also went on to speak about the impact Hannah McKay has had, and that Dexter’s love life will be continued to be explored in season 8.

Hall commented, “When I first encountered the character [Dexter] I didn’t anticipate it going in so many of the directions it has gone. I wouldn’t say the character is unrecognisable to me now, but it’s changed, I’ve changed. If you do something this long inevitably the flow of your life and the flow of the character’s life, at least it will intersect at some point.”

Dexter is now in its eighth season, but in those eight years Dexter has changed an awful lot. He now seems to more involved with his own emotions, and has become a father for the first time. The loss of Rita was a humongous blow to Dexter in terms of his emotional stability, and was one of the first times we saw Dexter have a more human side to him. But Hall comments that it is his father Harry who really is the one behind Dexter’s nature.

Hall said, “I think Dexter is someone who is sold on the idea that he was a psychopath. His father didn’t use that language but when I think he taught Dexter “the code” he conditioned him to believe he was a monster. But I think there lives in Dexter an appetite for a more full-flowered sense of himself as a human being so I think we see himself at this point based with the difficult task of trying to reconcile his appetite for humanity and his monstrosity. I don’t envy him that work.”

Hall then went on to comment on the final two seasons of Dexter in the two-season story arc of seasons 7 and 8. Hall noted that the finale of season 6 has set the tone for both season 7 and 8 with “a new landscape facilitated” with Deb finding out about who her brother Dexter really is.

Hall noted, “There’s been a serial nature to this storytelling in each season in its self contained arc and I think when we made the commitment to do two more at the end of [season] 6, that coupled with the new landscape facilitated with Deb finding out about who her brother is left us in a place where we really felt the story owed it. Maybe it’s going to work out? And maybe, we’ll see…But it’s been invigorating in the seventh season and going on the eighth, to be as enthused about what’s being written and what the characters are going through as ever.”

But, one of the teases Hall gave in the interview was regarding the involvement of Yvonne Strahovski’s character, Hannah McKay. There has been a lot of rumours and speculation regarding Strahovski’s involvement, and as it stands, she has not been confirmed for season 8. Hall dropped some hints though about her status within Dexter.

“Well I think that’s a question that will take with us as we go into these final episodes, we’ll see. I think the possibility is alive in Dexter in terms of what he allows himself to hope for, at least at times. It’s a pretty complicated logistical landscape to get away with. All the wreckage left behind him at this point so, we’ll see.” said Hall.

What do you think about Hall’s comments? Do you find Dexter almost unknown to the Dexter you first met? And what about those cryptic comments regarding Yvonne Strahovski? We hope she will return for season 8 after such a great inclusion in the seventh season.

Dexter returns to Showtime on June 30.

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.