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.
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.
According to Deadline, Showtime President Gary Levine revealed that the upcoming revival will be a limited series and that it will provide a proper finale to the Dexter series.
“Dexter is a jewel in the crown of Showtime and we didn’t do it justice in the end. That has always been a burr under my saddle. We’ve always wanted to see if there was a way to do it right and it took a long time to figure out what that was. It took a long time for Michael [C. Hall] to be willing to revisit the role. We’re thrilled to get [Clive] Phillips back. We finally got to a place that I just can’t wait to show the world.
We call it a limited series but the rules say it can’t be a limited series if it’s coming from something that was on the air for a long time. So we call it a special event here. For me, it’s a revisiting of Dexter and a proper finale for a brilliant season.”
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.
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