Actor Michael C. Hall is set to reprise his iconic role as the avenging serial killer Dexter as Showtime revives the series. Seven years after the show concluded in September 2013, Showtime "has ordered a 10-episode Dexter limited series that will reunite star Michael C. Hall and original showrunner Clyde Phillips."
The news was revealed yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter as production looks set to begin early next year and premiere autumn 2021.
The show will be a continuation of the original, eight-season series, which ended in 2013 with Hall's Dexter Morgan going on self-imposed exile as a lumberjack and living a solitary life.
The open-ended conclusion to the series led to widespread speculation about a spinoff, with then Showtime head David Nevins saying in 2014 that the network had discussed it but would only move forward if it "[felt] like a new show" and Hall was involved.
Phillips and Hall will executive produce the Dexter limited series with John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds. Showtime Entertainment president Gary Levine sounded excited to revive the popular series.
"Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago. We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can't wait to shoot it and show it to the world."
He's back. #Dexter"
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