Dexter is back, Showtime has announced a limited series that features serial killer, Michael C. Hall is set to return as Dexter with former series showrunner Clyde Phillips.
Showtime has ordered 10 episodes, with production set to begin in 2021. The show is likely to arrive in fall 2021 if everything goes as planned. Plot details for the series are being kept under wraps.
Hall starred as Dexter Morgan throughout the show’s eight seasons original run on Showtime. Dexter was a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also holding down a job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department.
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”.
“Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “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!”
The show received multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for best drama series. Hall was also nominated five consecutive times for both an Emmy and Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his work on the show, winning the Golden Globe in 2010. John Lithgow picked up an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his guest-starring role in the show’s fourth season. The series also won a Peabody Award in 2008.
Produced by Showtime, “Dexter” will be executive produced by Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.
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