Actor Clancy Brown has been cast in a major role for the new Dexter TV show that’s coming to Showtime. It has been announced that Brown will play the primary villain in the revival series.
According to Variety, Brown will play the character Kurt Caldwell, who is the main antagonist of the new Dexter show. “Caldwell is described as the unofficial mayor of the small town of Iron Lake. He’s realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop,” reads Variety’s description. “Powerful, generous, loved by everyone–he’s a true man of the people. If he’s got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for, God help you.”
The Caldwell character has big shoes to fill as a villain in the Dexter universe, as John Lithgow’s character from the original show, the Trinity killer, was a high point for the series.