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.
The revival, titled Dexter: New Blood, will be taking place ten years after the events of season 8. In the revival, Dexter will be living in a new area of Iron Lake in upstate New York and will be operating under a different name as he continues to run away from his past.
While speaking on a panel discussion at the virtual Comic-Con International, Michael C. Hall admitted that fan’s negative reaction to season 8’s ending was a huge reason why the revival was made in the first place.
”It was a huge part of it. I think the ending was mystifying at best to people, confounding, exasperating, frustrating, on down the line of negative adjectives. I think this is a show that’s very important to all of us and the chance to revisit it and maybe in the process, redefine the sense of the show’s ending and the sense of the show’s legacy more broadly was certainly a part of our motivation. No doubt”
Dexter: New Blood is scheduled to release on November 7 this year, on Showtime. We will have to wait and see if it will rectify the damage caused by season 8 and give fans the satisfying conclusion that they always wanted.