Mos Def is back on the small screen. The rapper-turned-actor has inked a deal to appear in a multi-episode arc on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s Dexter

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mos will play a “hardened ex-con who claims to have found religion yet seems to continually find himself surrounded by violence.” Michael C. Hall’s title character will attempt to get down to the bottom of who he actually is.

The sixth season of the show begins shooting in June with plans for the new batch of episodes to air in the fall. Additional guest star Colin Hanks will appear on the new season as Travis, “Dexter’s main nemesis and a highly intelligent ancient artifacts expert who is linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami.”

The Brooklyn, New York native has previously appeared on TV shows including House, Yo Gabba Gabba! and The Boondocks.

[May 11]

UPDATE: Mos Def appears in a guest star reel for the upcoming season of Dexter, which can be seen below.

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