TVLine is reporting that Showtime have given a ten-episode order for the revival of drama series Dexter, with Michael C. Hall returning as the serial killer vigilante.
The series followed Dexter Morgan, who leads a double life as a forensic analyst and blood-splatter expert at the Miami Metro Police Department as well as being a serial killer who only kills criminals that slip through the criminal justice system.
Showtime President, Gary Levine, released a statement saying:
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. 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!
The original series began in 2006 and ran for 8 seasons, concluding in 2013 with a very much talked about and discussed conclusion. What’s also interesting about this revival series order news, is that Clyde Phillips, the original series showrunner, will be returning to serve as showrunner here. If you don’t know, Phillips oversaw the first half of Dexter’s original run, serving as showrunner from season 1 to season 4, arguably during the shows peak years.
The Dexter revival is aiming to go into production in early 2021, and premier in autumn 2021.