More Dexter is officially on the way!
That’s right, Dexter Morgan is returning to screens thanks to a limited-series revival that’s been ordered by network Showtime. Dexter star Michael C. Hall is set to reprise the tile role and is reuniting with showrunner Clyde Phillips, who was writer and executive producer of the first four seasons.
The revival will run for 10 episodes. Production is eying an early 2021 start with a plan to premiere in the first half of 2021.
“Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago,” said Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime. “We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can’t wait to shoot it and show it to the world!”
There’s no word as yet as to what that “creative take” involves. It’s going to be interesting to see where we find the once blood-spatter analyst by day/serial killer by night following the show’s events.
The series, which ran for 8 seasons from 2006 to 2013, (SPOILERS AHEAD) had an ending that polarised viewers: Dexter was left in hiding, working for a lumber company in Oregon. He ended up completely alone, his love interest Hannah and son Harrison living in Argentina, and his sister Deborah having died following his decision to take her comatose body off life support.