‘Dexter’ Returns For 10-Episode Limited Series
TV’s favourite serial killer is back, as Showtime announces they have ordered a 10-episode limited series revival of ‘Dexter‘, with Michael C. Hall reprising his role as Dexter Morgan, along with showrunner Clyde Phillips returning behind the cameras.
The original eight-season run of ‘Dexter’ premiered in the Autumn/Fall 2006 on Showtime in the USA and starred Hall as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show became one of the most acclaimed series on television, earning multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for best television drama series as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s top 10 television series.
“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,” commented Gary Levine Co-presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “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!”
For those of you trying to remember where the show ended, Dexter had faked his death and was living in Oregon working for a lumber company with a new name and identity. His girlfriend Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) and young son Harrison had been sent to live in Argentina for safety. Hannah sees a report of Dexter’s death, so assumes he is dead. His sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) had been shot and killed by serial killer Oliver Saxon (Darri Ingolfsson), so it seems unlikely she will be returning unless it’s in some sort of flashback.
Hall is a six-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor, the last five nominations coming in consecutive years for his work on ‘Dexter’. He also received five consecutive Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild noms for the role, winning both honours in 2010. In addition, Hall received an Emmy nomination for his performance on the brilliant ‘Six Feet Under’. Hall has also appeared in such film and television projects as ‘Christine’ and ‘Safe’, and on Broadway in productions including ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’.
Phillips earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Drama Series in three consecutive years, as well as a Peabody Award and four nominations from both the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, for his work as executive producer and showrunner of ‘Dexter’. In addition, Phillips created the series ‘Suddenly Susan’, ‘Get Real’ and ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’, and his producing and writing credits include the series ‘Nurse Jakie’, ‘Feed the Beast’ and ‘Boomtown’ among many others. In addition, he is the author of four national bestselling mystery novels. Phillips has an overall deal with Showtime and CBS Television Studios through which he is developing projects for both entities that can air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS family.
‘Dexter‘ is produced by Showtime with Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds as exec producers.
The ‘Dexter‘ limited series is set to begin production in early 2021, with a tentative premiere date in the fall of 2021 on Showtime in the USA. Whilst not confirmed, the series should fall under Sky’s overall deal with Showtime, so may air around the same time in the UK on Sky Atlantic, but we’ll let you know when there is an official confirmation.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.