Dexter is coming back for another killing spree.
Series star Michael C Hall has signed on to reprise the title role in ten new episodes, to be written by original executive producer Clyde Phillips. Showtime in the US is aiming for an autumn 2021 premiere.
Originally running from 2016 to 2013, the show chronicled Dexter Morgan's murderous descent into vigilantism as he targeted fellow serial killers.
"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," Showtime president Gary Levine announced on Wednesday (October 14).
"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."
This ten-part series gives Hall and Phillips the chance to redeem the character after the prior season finale was largely panned by viewers.
Hall has previously defended the way Dexter ended in 2013, saying: "It left a gnarly knot in some viewers' stomachs. I stand by how that 8th season ended."
He also confirmed he'd been approached for a revival two years ago, but has been waiting for the right idea to come to pass.
"There have been different possibilities that have come up," Hall told The Daily Beast in 2018. "They haven't felt worth doing. But there's still something potentially there. But there are no immediate plans to do that."
Plans have changed!
Showtime streams the first eight seasons of Dexter in the US. In the UK, you can stream the series on Amazon Prime Video.
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