Film & TV

Ten Dexter Film Locations That Were Really Shot in Miami

With the final season of Dexter quickly approaching -- it starts this Sunday! -- it's only fitting to pay tribute to the city where it all began: our vibrant Miami. Even though Dexter himself (Michael C. Hall) says in the pilot: "Miami is a great place for me, great place for me to hone my craft -- viva Miami," filmmakers took the filming of the series out of Florida after the first few episodes.

Yes, Dexter Morgan still works for the Miami Metro Police -- but filming takes place more than 2,000 miles away, in and around Los Angeles.

Generic aerial shots mixed with the Miami skyline and some street signs cleverly inserted into various scenes give the show enough credibility to fool the average viewer. But Miamians know better, and so do L.A. natives, like Gary Wayne of

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Miami New Times staff