Dexter starring Michael C. Hall took the world by storm after airing back in 2006. The show lasted 8 seasons and followed the life of Hall’s character, Dexter, who was a deeply damaged serial killer that murdered other serial killers.
After the disappointing ending to season 8, it was 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 previously stated that the original cast won’t be returning for the next season. However, that was contradicted by Jamie Chung, who stated that the cast from the original seasons will be making a return.
It was also previously reported that John Lithgow will be making his return to the series as the Trinity Killer and Jennifer Carpenter was also said to reprise her role as Debra Morgan.
Showtime hosted a virtual panel for the upcoming revival during Comic-Con@Home 2021, where Michael C. Hall talked about his character in the upcoming revival and explains the reason behind Dexter’s self-imposed exile and other character details.
Yeah, I think, difficult to answer without giving things away. But I think, you know, going back to the way the show ended, I think I think we see Dexter having made a choice to go into a sort of self-imposed exile. And I think he’s doing a very, very long protracted penance for the people who’ve died who were close to him and not intended victims because of how he’d been living, how he perhaps didn’t. Yeah, it was playing fast and loose with the code, etc, etc…
I think I think, you know, as far as abstinence goes, as I imagined it, I think Dexter is maybe exercising the power of his restraint, you know, that his ability to not do it is something that he fixates on as a new kind of power. It’s the only way I can imagine him living without killing, if in fact he hasn’t been killing…
But yeah, I think I think choosing I think choosing to live in an environment that is not as sort of chock full of potential victims might indicate that he’s attempting to do that. He’s hoping to abstain.
Dexter: New Blood is set to release on November 7th of this year on Showtime. We will have to wait and see whether it will right the wrongs of season 8 or not.