In conjunction with the seventh season premiere of “Dexter” on Sept. 30, Showtime Networks has kicked off two new digital initiatives allowing fans more access to their favorite show.
Last night, the first-ever official “Dexter” podcast was presented and provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, and also featured interviews with the creative minds and stars of the show, according to a news release.
With the new interactive Facebook trivia game “Dexter’s Disciples,” fans are able to compete in an overall season-long game and/or play four weekly mini-games after each episode.
Details on the podcasts and social game, provided by Showtime, are as follows:
“Dexter Wrap-Up” will offer new podcasts every Sunday night after each new episode airs at 8 p.m. on Showtime. Scott Reynolds, one of the series producers, will serve as the host, as he interviews members of “Dexter’s” cast and crew. This season, the podcast will include interviews with series stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas and James Remar, special guest stars Ray Stevenson and Yvonne Strahovski, and series executive producers Manny Coto and Wendy West. Series executive producer Scott Buck will also answer fan questions submitted weekly via the series’ Facebook (www.facebook.com/Dexter) and Twitter (twitter.com/SHO_Dexter) pages. The first podcast, featuring series star Jennifer Carpenter, can be downloaded now for free on iTunes: http://s.sho.com/V6VRYx.
The weekly social game “Dexter’s Disciples” features “Dexter” trivia on Facebook (apps.facebook.com/dextersdisciples), and is fully integrated within the existing “Dexter” iPhone, iPad (http://s.sho.com/So6LbK ), and Android (http://s.sho.com/V1Xo23) apps. The mini-games will test viewers’ show knowledge including trivia from past seasons and predictions for upcoming episodes. Just like Dexter Morgan collects blood slides for all of his victims, so will the players of this game, as they earn blood slides by correctly completing each weekly mini-game. Fans will also be able to invite friends to play, unlock special content, and compete to be the ultimate “Dexter Disciple.” With one of the most active communities of any cable series, the ” Dexter” Facebook page boasts over 12.5 million fans.
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