Showtime have revealed that Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski has joined Dexter's seventh season for a multi-episode guest arc. Strahovski will play Hannah McKay, a "strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggling to put behind her". Hannah will help the Miami Metro detectives solve some cold cases, alongside Dexter Morgan, who begins to suspect there's more to Hannah than meets the eye. (My premature guess: she's the show's first female serial killer.)
As a huge fan of Ms Strahovski, who proved herself a well-rounded and likable young actress on NBC's Chuck, I'm excited for her. She had a few opportunities to stretch her dramatic muscle on Chuck, but obviously it's a world away from a cable show like Dexter. It'll be interesting to see how she gets on, and already feels like it'll be an important role for her. If she's proves to be really good, maybe it'll open more doors for her in Hollywood. And as a viewer, it'll just be nice to see her on my TV screen again.
What do you think? Is this good casting? Or do you suspect she'll be given a thankless role, like Julie Benz had as Rita?
Strahovski joins other notable guest star Ray Stevenson and Jason Gedrick for season 7 of the Showtime hit, which is currently filming for a 30 September premiere.