Home TV News Christian Slater, Patrick Gibson & Molly Brown Cast In ‘Dexter: Original Sin’ Prequel Series For Paramount+

Christian Slater, Patrick Gibson & Molly Brown Cast In ‘Dexter: Original Sin’ Prequel Series For Paramount+

From Showrunner Clyde Phillips, SHOWTIME Studios and Counterpart Studios

by Dave Elliott

Photo Credits L-R:; Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images; Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images; Ted Ely (Provided by Paramount+)

Paramount+ has announced Christian Slater, Patrick Gibson and Molly Brown will lead the cast of Dexter: Original Sin, the new original prequel drama to hit show ‘Dexter’.

Patrick Gibson (Shadow and Bone) will play the titular role of Dexter Morgan; Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) will play Harry Morgan, Dexter’s adoptive father and homicide detective; and Molly Brown (Senior Year) will play Dexter’s younger sister, Debra Morgan. Emmy nominee Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie) will return as showrunner and executive producer. Taking place 15 years before viewers first met Dexter in the hit Showtime series, this new 10-episode thriller will chronicle America’s favourite serial killer… in training.

Set in 1991 Miami, ‘Dexter: Original Sin’ follows Dexter (Gibson) as he transitions from student to avenging serial killer. When his bloodthirsty urges can’t be ignored any longer, Dexter must learn to channel his inner darkness. With the guidance of his father, Harry (Slater), he adopts a Code designed to help him find and kill people who deserve to be eliminated from society without getting on law enforcement’s radar. This is a particular challenge for young Dexter as he begins a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department.

Slater received Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards along with multiple nominations for his role in ‘Mr. Robot’. His other credits include ‘Dr. Death’, for which he received a Critics Choice nomination, ‘Dirty John’ and ‘Nymphomaniac’ along with cult classics ‘True Romance’ and ‘Heathers’. Slater is currently starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s directorial debut, ‘Unfrosted’, and ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’. He will next star in Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut, ‘Blink Twice’.

Gibson can most recently be seen in the television series ‘Shadow and Bone’. Additional past credits include in ‘The OA’, ‘Good Girl Jane’, and ‘Property of the State’, the latter of which earned him the Irish Film and Television Award for Rising Star in 2017.

Brown’s past credits include roles in ‘Evil’, ‘Billions’, and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, as well as films including ‘Senior Year’ and ‘The Good House’. She’s set to appear in the upcoming independent film ‘Mooch’.

The eight-season run of the original ‘Dexter’ series premiered in the fall of 2006 and starred Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert with the Miami Metro 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. In 2013, the Writer’s Guild of America included ‘Dexter’ in their list of the “101 Best Written TV Series”. All previous seasons of ‘Dexter’ and ‘Dexter: New Blood’ are available on Paramount+.

‘Dexter: Original Sin’ is executive produced by Clyde Phillips and produced by Showtime Studios and Counterpart Studios. Executive producers also include Scott Reynolds (Jessica Jones), Michael C. Hall (‘Dexter’), Mary Leah Sutton (Resident Evil), Tony Hernandez (Emily In Paris), Lilly Burns (Russian Doll), with the series being produced by Robert Lloyd Lewis (The Lincoln Lawyer). Reuniting with Slater is Michael Lehmann (Heathers), who serves as directing executive producer.

For Showtime Studios, the series is being creatively overseen by Gary Levine and Urooj Sharif, with production supervised by Tara Power. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of Paramount+ markets.

Dexter: Original Sin‘ does not have a premiere date but will air on Paramount+ UK and Paramount+ with Showtime in the USA. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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