Eight years after the original Dexter came to an end, the serial killer and blood-splatter expert is returning in a new ten-episode limited series.
Dexter Morgan is now living a quiet life in the small town of Iron Lake, New York, and trying to forgo his murderous urges.
He’s also going by the name Jim Lindsay, which nods to author Jeff Lindsay, who penned the series of novels the show was initially based on.
Dexter continues to fight the calling of the Dark Passenger. His job as a sales associate in an outdoors store surrounded by various weapons probably doesn’t help, however, our protagonist finds his old ways calling when his new hometown is rocked by unexpected events.
Showtime’s official blurb reads:
“Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger beckons.”
Joining Michael C. Hall in Dexter: New Blood will be Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird) and Clancy Brown (Highlander).
And, Jennifer Carpenter (Dragged Across Concrete) is set to return as Dexter’s sister Debra, as is John Lithgow (The Crown) as the Trinity Killer, both presumably in flashbacks, given the characters’ fates in the OG series.
Clyde Phillips has returned to act as showrunner, and he’ll also be executive producing with Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.
Phillips positioned this revival as a means to provide the show’s fans with a “second finale” that they can actually be proud of.
Dexter: New Blood will premiere on Showtime starting on November 7th. If you’re looking to prepare, you can start watching Dexter from the beginning, the first three episodes are available for free on YouTube.