Lay out the shrink wrap and scrub off the knives because Dexter is coming back for another season. Courtesy of Deadline, Showtime has ordered a 10-episode limited-series revival of everybody’s favorite serial killer of serial killers.
And before you ask, yes, Michael C. Hall is set to reprise the titular role, which he initially inhabited during the show’s 2006 to 2013 run. He’s not the only one, either! Clyde Phillips, the original showrunner for the first four seasons of Dexter, is also coming back to oversee the project.
At this point, Dexter is expected to head into production in early 2021 with a tentative premiere date of fall 2021.
If you’re unfamiliar, the show originally followed Dexter Morgan, who was a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami Police Department but moonlighted as a serial killer.
Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime, said that the network was only willing to revisit the “unique” character if they could find a creative take that was “worthy,” and they have “found it”.
Though no story details are known at this point, the limited series will pick up where the original show left off, which is music to the ears of fans who largely agree that Dexter features one of the worst series finales in television history.
What do you make of this news? Are you a Dexter fan? And are you looking forward to a new season with the character? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the television loving world know your thoughts!