But let's face it: following the major event that concluded Season 6, most fans aren't tuning in for these new faces. They're all about a couple of old ones: Deb, Dexter and what the fallout will be by the former walking in on the latter, mid-ritual.
In the following new extended trailer, we're treated to more footage than ever before from upcoming episodes, including Deb's panicked reaction to her brother's secret.
We also see/hear references to both The Ice Truck Killer and The Bay Harbor Butcher, as it looks like Deb and other members of the Miami PD may be putting a few troubling pieces together. Watch now and start the countdown for September 30...
NOTE: No one was more of a critic of Dexter Season 6 than yours truly. But I've seen the Season 7 premiere. It's terrific. You will not be disappointed.