Dexter revival was first announced in October 2020, returning as a limited series consisting of a total of 10 episodes. Michael C. Hall is set to reprise his titular serial killer role, Dexter Morgan. However, it looks like the character will have a new identity and career once the show comes back on Showtime.
Many were delighted when Dexter revival was officially confirmed. The crime-mystery drama becomes one of the most popular shows on Showtime following its debut in 2006. But, it concluded in a shocking note in 2013, which was deemed as one of the most controversial sign-endings in television history.
In the official series finale, the titular character faked his own death following the death of his sister, Debra (Jennifer Carpenter). Then, he decided to start a new life and became an isolated lumberjack in Oregon. However, the latest teaser suggests that he's going to have a new identity and job.
In Dexter revival, which takes place 10 years after the series finale, Hall's character is still a killer and now residing in the fictional town of Iron Lake, New York. In a nine-second clip shared on the official Twitter account of the series, an employee badge was shown with Dexter Morgan's face in it.
This time, he's going by the name of Jim Lindsay, who's working as a sales associate at Fred's Fish & Game. According to director Marcos Siega, the new identity of the character might be a reference to Jeff Lindsay, the creator of the crime-mystery drama.
When it comes to his career, the titular character is working a low-key job, which includes selling fishing supplies. His employment at Fred's Fish & Game could also allow him to access a lake, where he could hide corpses. Dexter revival is said to be darker than the first original eight seasons of the series.
At the moment, Hall is the only confirmed cast member to return. But, Jamie Chung, who was cast as a true-crime podcaster in the revival, teased that some familiar faces from the original series are coming back. Thus, there's a huge chance certain iconic characters will show up at some point.
Meanwhile, it remains unknown whether or not Carpenter is coming back in the series. Her character is already dead, and some were hoping she could appear in the form of flashback scenes. Yet, there is no guarantee that such scenes will be featured in the next chapter.
Dexter revival is set for a premiere sometime in 2021 on Showtime.