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.
While speaking to Variety, executive producer Scott Reynold revealed that the upcoming revival will focus more on the Morgan family instead of the weekly villains as it will be a more personal story.
“We also broke the format of what we were doing before. [The original format was] Big Bad and smaller bads … We find, stalk and hunt and wrap them in plastic and kill them — like eight to 10 bad guys each season. We stepped away from that a little bit and made it much more personal. It’s about Harrison. It’s about family life. It’s about a father who is a murderer — a serial killer — and the effect that that has on everybody around him.”
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 as it is touted to be a proper finale for the series.
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