Those wondering whatever happened to serial killer Dexter Morgan will get some answers when Showtime unveils a 10-episode revival of “Dexter” in 2021.
The limited series reunites Michael C. Hall, who won a Golden Globe and received six Emmy nominations for his portrayal of the Miami Police Department blood-spatter expert/serial killer, with executive producer Clyde Phillips, Showtime announced Wednesday. Production is set to start early next year, with a premiere tentatively planned for the fall.
The revival could give “Dexter” a chance to leave on better footing with fans after a widely panned 2013 finale, which found Dexter working as a lumberjack in the Pacific Northwest after faking his own death. “Dexter,” received more than 20 Emmy nominations during its eight season run.
“‘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 Entertainment President Gary Levine said in a statement. “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!”
All eight seasons of “Dexter” are available via Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime.
No plot or casting details besides Hall were announced Wednesday.