Back From the Dead: Crime Series Dexter Revived By Showtime
Dexter Is Returning To Our Television Screens Once Again!
America's most favorite serial killer is all set for an exciting return. The anti-hero, Dexter Morgan mesmerized audiences for much of 8-season run but Dexter's series finale fell flat and is considered to be the worst series finale in history.
Showtime now has an opportunity to make amends and give the popular crime drama a fitting farewell. Dexter has been revived for a 10-episode run and fans are excited to see what their favorite serial killer is going to do this time around.
Cable network Showtime said on Wednesday it had given the go-ahead to a 10-episode revival of Dexter, with star Michael C. Hall once again playing blood spatter specialist Dexter Morgan who works with the Miami police department and moonlights as a vigilante killer.
Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime said 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 (executive producer) Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it."
Dexter ran for eight seasons until 2013, earning multiple awards and cementing a trend for morally ambiguous anti-heroes on U.S. television that included conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) and the charismatic Don Draper (Mad Men.)
While Dexter quickly solidified itself as a beloved, high-stakes drama, the finale proved extraordinarily controversial. Dexter's sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), suffers a stroke and is declared braindead. Dexter arrives in Deb's hospital room, takes her off life support, and drops her body into the ocean in the middle of a hurricane. After that, Dexter fakes his death and abandons his son to become a lumberjack in Oregon. The Dexter finale was met with dismay, to put things lightly, and fans were furious that Dexter's season-long character arc had ended in such a manner. This is a chance for the creators of the show to right the wrongs and give the fans a fitting serial finale.
Showtime said that it hopes to start production later this year with a tentative broadcast date in the fall of 2021.
I literally just got the chills and my hands are sweating and OH MY GOD IS THIS REAL!?!?! @SHO_Dexter!? Can it be!? Tell us EVERYTHING!? (#notanad, just a SUPER FAN ????????????) https://t.co/xSEKMHHBv8— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 14, 2020