Michael C. Hall by Peter Iovino/Showtime Michael C. Hall by Peter Iovino/Showtime

There will be plenty of changes on and off screen when Dexter returns to Showtime. The second season will kick off one month after Dexter catches his half brother, the Ice Truck Killer, trying to murder his adopted sister Debra moments after proposing marriage.

"His world is pretty rocked," says Michael C. Hall, who plays the serial killer who kills serial killers. "He encounters a person he never anticipated encountering, someone who sees him for who he is, who accepts him as such. And he really has no choice but to do him in. When we meet Dexter at the top of Season 2, he's still reeling from that."

Production will also move permanently from Miami to Los Angeles. "We shot two weeks in Miami last season for five episodes," says executive producer Daniel Cerone. "Basically, it was a bigger hassle than it was worth. We didn't have the money to truly shoot in Miami and there was the hurricane problem. So, this season, we're shooting in San Pedro and Long Beach a lot. We're really working to recreate Miami in Los Angeles." - Reporting by Dana Meltzer Zepeda