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Michael C. Hall will return as serial killer Dexter Morgan for a 10-episode limited series at Showtime, it was announced Wednesday. He will be reunited once again with showrunner Clyde Phillips, who will helm the new project.
Filming is expected to begin in early 2021, with Showtime eyeing a potential premiere in the fall.
“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 at Showtime Networks, in a statement. “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!”
originally posted by: Archivalist
Dexter as a show was ok... Jennifer Carpenter really sold me on that show.
There are now some signs of what Dexter season 9's plot will loosely be about. According to a report from THR, the new season will take place 10 years after season 8's finale. It will continue Dexter's story after he went missing during Hurricane Laura and started a new life as a lumberjack in Oregon. More specifically, the report notes that season 9 will see Dexter "now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami."
This tease of how Dexter season 9 will continue Dexter Morgan's story could be quite revealing. For starters, it is now confirmed that Dexter has yet to be found by the government and continues to evade capture. But, the tease that he's in a "world away from Miami" could be telling too. This could reference Dexter continuing to live his life quietly in Oregon or some other remote corner of America. However, it's worth remembering that Dexter's son, Harrison, and love interest Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) fled to Argentina at the end of the series. Perhaps he has reunited with them during the last 10 years.
However Dexter season 9 plays out, there will undoubtedly be great interest in seeing a "second finale" for the show. Phillips previously said that what comes next won't retcon anything that came before or feature twists like it all being a dream, so it will be fascinating to see how he goes about improving Dexter's ending. The revival won't manage to erase the latter rough seasons, but if season 9 does deliver a worthwhile conclusion, it could soften the response to them. In any case, more information on Dexter season 9 is sure to arrive in the next several months and could clarify the direction the show will take.