Showtime has ordered 10 new episodes of the serial killer crime drama Dexter, and Michael C. Hall is set to return as the title character.
— Dexter on Showtime (@SHO_Dexter) October 14, 2020
The original series followed Hall as Dexter Morgan, who was –
“a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer.”
Dexter sort of learned to control his killer tendencies for the greater good by targeting murderers, rapists, and other criminals who have evaded justice. But of course, things don’t run smoothly, and much of the series was devoted to Dexter trying to maintain the facade of a normal life. Every season would also see him facing off against another killer.
The first few seasons pulled inspiration from the series of Dexter novels by Jeff Lindsay.
The series, which originally aired between 2006 and 2013, has been revived by the network for a limited series of ten episodes, along with original showrunner Clyde Phillips.
Phillips ran the show and executive produced it during its first four seasons from 2006 through 2009, widely considered to be the series’ peak.
It was good for all four of these seasons, two of which were actually excellent before it rapidly went downhill.
With production pencilling in an early 2021 start ahead of a fall premiere, the Dexter limited series will pick up where the very disappointing eighth, and final season ended. That season wound up with Dexter faking his own death in dramatic fashion so he could live life as a secret lumberjack in Oregon.
The limited series of Dexter has a tentative premiere date set for the fall of 2021.