If there are any Battlestar Galactica fans who miss seeing Edward James Olmos, you might want to start watching Dexter on Showtime. Olmos will play a brilliant and charismatic professor of religous studies. Other than that, little is known about his character. On twitter Mr. Olmos said “It’s true . . . I’m coming for you Dexter . . .”, and though it sounds like that means his character might have it in for Dexter, I think it was just a fun tweet to get the fans going.
Anyone who has seen Mr. Olmos on screen before will understand just how much of an amazing actor he is. As a young actor in the 70’s and 80’s, Mr. Olmos made his mark by appearing in some highly popular and acclaimed shows and movies at the time including Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Hawaii Five-O, Blade Runner, Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice.
In the 90’s however, his star had faded enough that he spent the majority of his screen time in small films before hitting it big in the early 2000’s as Commander William Adama in Battlestar Galactica; one of the best shows of all-time.
His role on Dexter should be wonderful to watch. An actor of his caliber is always a treat for fans who want actors of real gravitas on their show. Dexter starts filming tomorrow on 5/26!