Showtime’s Dexter revival will make its first cuts in the fall. Showtime debuted a trailer for the revival, officially titled Dexter: New Blood, Sunday during a Comic-Con at Home session.
The 10-episode revival, which picks up a decade after the original show’s finale, will premiere on Showtime on Nov. 7.
Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) started a new life as a lumberjack after faking his death in the 2013 season finale. In New Blood, he lives in Iron Lake, New York, under a false name and runs a sporting goods store, where he has easy access to a wide range of knives.
Although the season finale was critically reviled, Hall stated during his Comic-Con presentation that a return to Dexter has been on his mind for some time. “Along with everybody on this panel and along with everybody who’s ever watched the show and is a fan of the show, I myself have also wondered what the hell happened to this guy,” he said. “I think enough has time has passed and the storytelling opportunities were a lot more interesting for having more time between the end and now.”
Will the old cast of Dexter return for Season 9?
Clyde Phillips, the original showrunner who departed the 2006-13 series in the middle of its run, returned for the resurrection. In addition to Hall, original series stars Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow will appear in flashbacks, as both of their characters died during the first season. Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Jack Alcott round out the cast, with Jamie Chung, Oscar Wahlberg, and Katy Sullivan recurring.
Showtime released Dexter Season 9 Trailer and confirmed that the new season will be premiering on the 7th of November. Watch the Trailer here
Phillips was asked about the possibility of other original cast members returning for Dexter season 9. He only said, “Obviously I have to be a little bit coy about this, but I will say there will be some returning cast members from the original series that will make some people’s brains explode.” After this happened, the official Dexter on Showtime Twitter account confirmed the returns of John Lithgow as Trinity and Jennifer Carpenter as Deb, even though Phillips didn’t say either of them by name.
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