The prodigal serial killer returns! Dexter is coming back to Showtime after eight years, and fans of the charming vigilante couldn’t be happier. The network first announced the revival in October 2020, promising that Michael C. Hall would reprise his role as Dexter Morgan for 10 episodes set to premiere in fall 2021.
“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,” the network said in a statement at the time. “We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series.”
The original series ran from 2006 to 2013 and followed Dexter’s journey as he worked for the Miami Police Department by day and hunted down rogue criminals by night. The show premiered to widespread acclaim but gradually diminished in prestige, and the series finale was widely reviled by both critics and fans.
Hall himself has said that he didn’t love the finale, which showed Dexter faking his own death and becoming a lumberjack in Oregon.“ People found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling,” the Golden Globe winner told The Daily Beast in January 2021. “I include myself in the group of people that wondered, ‘What the hell happened to that guy?’”