‘Dexter: New Blood’: Here’s Everything We Know About the Show So Far

by Courtney Blackann

Get ready, crime-loving Outsiders! Everyone’s favorite vigilante serial killer is back. “Dexter: New Blood” is coming this November. Let’s hope the writers can do something better than that horrendous season eight ending. Fans of the show were notoriously upset when Dexter evaded capture due to a hurricane in a lackluster finale. After hearing about a reboot for more than a year, we finally get to see what happens to Dexter in the end.

Starring Michael C. Hall, the reboot will build the show around a new cast, PopCulture reports.

And that won’t be the only thing that’s new. Instead of the sunny beaches of Miami, “Dexter: New Blood” will take place in the wintry upstate New York. The new scenery will surely fit Dexter Morgan’s ‘dark passenger’ he so often battles with. The limited series will also be 10 episodes and begin 10 years in the future (from season eight).

Beginning November 7, ‘Dexter’ will air on Showtime. The network shared some brief information about the direction “Dexter” will take.

“Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami,” Showtime said in a press release.

Fans Examining Trailer of “Dexter: New Blood” for Clues

Further, fans are now poring over the trailer for the limited series. Dexter Morgan is living with a new identity in a remote, small town. He looks every bit the normal, nice neighbor. But we all know better than that. It’s unclear if any other original cast members will be involved, however, Harrison (Dexter’s young son) will be a part of the show. He’ll obviously just be much older.

The cast will include Clancy Brown, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, Alano Miller and Julia Jones. Another surprise will be the return of John Lithgow as “The Trinity Killer” from season four. Lithgow was superb as a maniacal killer with lots of deep-rooted issues.

Clyde Phillips will also be the executive producer once again. He shared recently that this time, he wants to get it right.

“We basically do get to start from scratch… Ten years, or however many years have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage,” Phillips said.

Further, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime Gary Levine said he’s excited to breathe life back into the series.

“’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,” Levine said. “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.”

Whatever the case, we’re really glad “Dexter” is getting another shot. Fans everywhere can finally – hopefully – get the justice we all want.