Dexter is returning in the form of a limited series on Showtime. Recently, the network confirmed the revival of the crime drama mystery series and it will consist of a total of 10 episodes. Michael C. Hall is coming back to reprise the titular role.
Dexter revival hasn't started production at the moment. Hence, the official release date remains unknown. But, the series is expected to arrive next year, with Deadline noting the show has a "tentative premiere date" of Autumn 2021.
Still, everything depends on the current situation. A lot of shows out there experienced filming delays due to the real-life health crisis. Hence, the cast and crew of the Showtime series need to ensure their safety first before going back to work.
Reportedly, the revival has been on the cards for quite some time now. Five years ago, former Showtime boss David Nevins said that it would be one of the shows their considering to bring back. After all, the season 8 finale, which aired in 2013, left the doors open for more stories.
Right now, there are no official details as to what Dexter revival is all about. But, it could pick up some of the events that transpired in the eighth installment. The titular character faked his death and he's going by a new name and living in Oregon.
He's been living a new life after escaping from the hospital with his sister's body, who fell from a coma after being shot. Also, he sent both his lover Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) and son Harrison to Argentina in order to protect them.
In addition, a teaser was released to hype up the return of Dexter. The 10-second clip didn't share a lot of details since filming has yet to start, though it comes with a tagline: "Being away has been murder." It further fuel fans' excitement for the revival.
Moreover, original showrunner Clyde Phillips is coming back. He departed from the series after season 4, that's why there are big changes in the seasons that followed. It's interesting to see what he brings on the table this time around.
Meanwhile, co-President of Entertainment at Showtime Gary Levine said that Dexter is special for both millions of fans and the network. He called it a "breakthrough show" since it helped put the channel on the map many years ago.
The series follows the life of forensic technician Dexter Morgan, who worked for the police to help them solve murder investigations. However, his colleagues didn't know that he wasn't assisting them. He has homicidal tendencies and carries out killing whenever he's got the chance.