The series first premiered on Showtime back in 2006.
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It's been 8 years since we last saw Dexter in one of the worst finales in TV history. Fans were utterly disappointed at how the murderous anti-hero's story ended with the final scenes showing that he faked his death and ended up being a lumberjack in Oregon. He also sent his son and lover off to live in Argentina. So anti-climactic, considering the show had some incredible drama and action during its eight-long seasons.
'Dexter' revived at Showtime with Michael C. Hall returning 8 years after the finale 🧔🪵— Fandom (@getFANDOM) October 14, 2020
The 10-episode limited series will be a continuation of the original with plans to release fall 2021
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The show with the unusual protagonist even ended up being Showtime's most popular series. Dexter first premiered way back in 2006 and Michael C. Hall's portrayal as Dexter Morgan received tons of praise throughout the show. Now fans are excited to see him return on screen, having last seen him in 2013.
According to Screen Rant, Clyde Phillips, showrunner of seasons 1 to 4, is also back on board for season 9. The upcoming season will have 10 episodes with production scheduled for early 2021, and a planned premiere in fall 2021. PopCulture reports that Showtime released an image that offers a look at Hall’s official return as Dexter in season 9. There's no sign of the lumberjack beard, so perhaps Dexter is finally going to be himself, again? Also, production has been underway for weeks in various towns in Central Massachusetts, according to reports.
"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," said Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime. "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."
What does Hall himself have to say about his character's return? "I've been approached, unofficially, many times in the streets by people who have ideas," Hall joked to ET. "But... I think there have been probably, before this, three legitimate ideas or concepts of what we might do and none of them felt right." "This one, a lot of it has to do with time passed," Hall continued. "This is going to happen in real-time as if as much time has passed since the finale happened. And yeah, we kind of just got the creative band back together again. Clyde Phillips is back, who was the showrunner for the first four seasons, running the show. And Marcos Siega, who is one of the directors. He's like, 'We're gonna shoot it like a long, 10-hour movie.' It was a combination of the scripts and the timing. I always thought maybe the time will reveal itself when it's the right time to do it and it did. And I'm excited. I was just visiting the sets the other day and it's real. It's really happening."