Dexter Fans Rejoice – He’s Coming Back
Dexter was one of my favorite shows and I have rewatched every episode multiple times.
I especially enjoy introducing Dexter to newbies and then watching them watch it. It never gets old but, honestly, I have been hoping for some new ... pardon the pun ... blood. Well, here it comes.
Original actor Michael C. Hall and original showrunner Clyde Phillips have signed on for 10 episodes. No point in wondering who else will be back, they were pretty much all killed. Barring a flashback scene or two, we're probably looking at a new cast.
“’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,” 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!” - variety
The original series was outstanding in its complexity. It's dark humor, and thinly veiled sarcasm, along with a life lesson or two and a decent look at, (a case study almost), the duality of man. Not to mention an impressive list of guest stars and maniacal "bad guys" that never disappointed. (Plus, I think Hall may be a UTEP fan ... look closely at that cut under his eye.)
I was never really happy with the show's finale ... careful newbies, BIG spoiler ahead ... leaving Dexter hiding out alone as a logger in Alaska was lame. A serial killer of his stature deserved better.
Maybe they'll rectify that in this new run, maybe they won't. I'm pretty sure it's going to be good though. It's set to debut in Fall, 2021 ... yet another reason to get 2020 over with ASAP.