The show will premiere in fall 2021. “America’s Favorite Serial Killer” returns to television.
Showtime has given the green light for a 10-episode limited series starring Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan. The revival will go into production in early 2021, five years after the end of its first 8-season series.
« DEXTER is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for SHOWTIME, because this groundbreaking show helped put our network on the map many years ago, ”said Gary Levine, one of the presidents of the Showtime entertainment in a statement.
“We would only come back to this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant original series,” the statement continued. “Well I’m happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can’t wait to film it and show it to the world! “
The show is working on its tentative debut in fall 2021.
The original show was criticized for its mess of a series finale, which saw Morgan remove his sister Deb from respiratory support before throwing her into the ocean, faking her death, abandoning her son and becoming a lumberjack.
“I honestly find it a pretty dark ending, and I think it upset a lot of people,” Hall admitted in a later interview with IGN. “Certainly the shaking of some aspects of Season 8 may have made that ending less palatable to people. I don’t think people were ready to be told that, because they already felt a sense of ambivalence for the show. But the idea that he is imprisoning himself in a prison of his own making, I think it is appropriate [for the character]. »
He added that he sometimes wished Dexter had died in season seven.