Dexter starring Michael C. Hall became an instant hit with fans since its debut in 2006. Running for 8 seasons, it showed Hall’s character, Dexter, who was a deeply damaged serial killer that murdered other serial killers. The ending to season 8 left many fans disappointed and they lost hope for a new season.
It was then announced that season 9 will be airing this Fall and it will take place directly after the events of season 8. Original showrunner Clyde Phillips will be involved in the revival. Phillips left the show after Season 4, many of whom considered that the starting point for the show’s decline in quality.
Many fans have also been wondering if any of the original cast will be reprising their roles for the upcoming season. Dexter actor James Remar recently stated that the original cast won’t be returning for the next season. However, it seems that has been seemingly debunked by another Dexter actor.
According to People, Lovecraft Country’s Jamie Chung, who is set to appear in the 9th season of Dexter, stated that the upcoming season is set to “have a lot of fresh faces, but a lot of familiar ones,” too.“ This certainly implies that there will be more returning characters from the original show besides Dexter himself. Chung also added, “I think it will certainly satisfy everyone’s appetite, especially if you’re a big Dexter fan.”
This certainly leads one to believe that perhaps the upcoming season will include the return of fan-favorites Batista, Quinn, Hannah, and Dexter’s son, Harrison among others. We will have to see if the upcoming season will right all the wrongs done by season 8 and truly end the show on a high note.