Showtime has confirmed it is bringing back one of Dexter Morgan’s biggest foes, John Lithgow is set to reprise his role as Arthur Mitchell.


Mitchell, also known as The Trinity Killer, played by Lithgow, was responsible for leaving Dexter’s wife, Rita (Julie Benz), dead in her bathtub, which Dexter didn’t even discover until after Arthur had paid a visit to his kill table and came face to face with his hammer.

According to Deadline, Lithgow will be appearing in the Dexter revival, but very briefly, which means it’s likely to be in a dream sequence or hallucination.

While there are few known details about Lithgow’s role in the Dexter revival, it is reported that the actor is only expected to film for about a day or so on the production.

Showrunner Clyde Phillips and the series’ team of writers have figured out a way for the Trinity Killer to return in a way that makes sense within Dexter’s storyline.

Lithgow’s performance as Arthur Mitchell also drew critical acclaim. His performance won the actor his fifth Emmy in 2010, beating out the competition in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Showtime announced the revival of Dexter last October. The new episodes will be set about a decade after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura.

As previously reported, the quasi ninth season — which will premiere this fall — picks up nearly a decade after the widely panned 2013 finale, with Dexter now residing in the fictional Upstate New York small town of Iron Lake.

Veteran character actor Clancy Brown (Carnivale and Billions) will play the revival’s primary antagonist Kurt Caldwell, the unofficial mayor of Iron Lake.


The 10-episode season of Dexter is eyeing a premiere date sometime in the fall.

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