We now have the release date and title for the Dexter revival ahead of its panel at [email protected] The official title is Dexter: New Blood and it will premiere on Showtime on November 7, 2021.
The 10-episode Dexter revival is set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura. The character is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York — far from his original home in Miami. The Dexter revival is technically considered a closed-ended revival, though it does continue the original series which ended with a controversial series finale in 2013 that is still very polarizing for fans. The revival’s new series regulars include Clancy Brown as the primary villain, Julia Jones as the town’s chief of police, Alano Miller as a sergeant/high school wrestling coach, Johnny Sequoyah as the chief’s daughter, and Jack Alcott as Randall, someone with whom Dexter has a meaningful encounter.
As previously reported, John Lithgow will be returning as The Trinity Killer. Lithgow previously offered up some insight about his return as news of Jennifer Carpenter, who played Dexter’s sister on the original series, also brought more veterans back to the show. Lithgow further explained that he learned of the Dexter revival five months ago when showrunner Clyde Phillips notified him by saying, “‘Can you come just to spend one day in The Berkshires?’” ‘I said, ‘Of course I can,’ and that’s exactly what it was.” Lithgow also said, “there are all sorts of wonderful surprises and callbacks from the first few seasons.”
As to how Lithgow is coming back as The Trinity Killer? Well, as you recall, the actor appeared throughout Season 4 as Arthur Mitchell, a seemingly normal family man, who turned out to be The Trinity Killer. The character was a huge fan-favorite and the role earned Lithgow his fifth Emmy in 2010 but the character was murdered by Dexter in the Season 4 finale. Lithgow clarified his return for the revival by saying, “As all Dexter fans know, we saw the end of the Trinity Killer, so that by definition means it’s a flashback. It was just wonderful to rejoin that gang—including Michael and Jennifer Carpenter and Clyde Phillips.”
“The Hollywood Reporter“, was the first to report that Jennifer Carpenter was also returning for the Dexter revival. Carpenter portrayed Deb Morgan, Dexter Morgan’s sister, in the original series. The actress played the role for eight seasons but was famously killed off in the 2013 series finale. History reportedly won’t be re-written here. Carpenter is expected to appear in flashback scenes as well.
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