‘Dexter: New Blood’ Star Michael C. Hall Reveals If He’d Want To Play Role Past Current Iteration

by Courtney Blackann
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Michael C. Hall’s reprisal of Dexter Morgan in “Dexter: New Blood” is something fans have anticipated since the show’s disappointing series finale. But is it something the actor can see himself pursuing well into the future? The actor recently revealed his thoughts on the character and what the future of Dexter Morgan looks like beyond “New Blood.”

Ten years after the vigilante killer’s narrow escape from Miami, he’s living in the town of Iron Lake, New York undercover as Jim Lindsay. While he’s been able to keep his dark passenger at bay – we quickly learn the urge to kill is strong. Dexter ends up killing someone at the conclusion of the first episode. However, this time there’s more at risk. With the return of his son Harrison, now a teenager, Dexter has to be more careful than ever.

The transition from sunny Florida to the wintry and brisk New York is a solid choice. This sets the scene for a complete do-over – which is something fans really need. And so far, the series hasn’t disappointed. So could there be more to Dexter’s story than a 10 part limited series?

Michael C. Hall simply says, “Maybe.” He discussed the character and slipping back into Dexter-like mannerisms in an interview with TV Guide. Hall said he played the role for such a long time that getting back into it felt easy and comfortable.

Haunted now by his deceased sister, Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) Dexter is once again fighting his demons. Working at a hardware store, the sociopath battles social interactions and the strained relationship with his son. It’s also revealed that his former lover and fellow killer Hanna McKay has died from cancer. This is what leads Harrison to seek Dexter out.

The November 7th premier had more than 2 million viewers tuning in to see what new trouble the serial killer would get into. It’s also the most-watched Showtime series ever. It’s safe to say fans want a more appropriate ending for the meticulous killer.

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Hall acknowledged the original series ending and the justice the new series hopes to bring.

“Just as audiences were unsatisfied, I think it was far from supremely satisfying for us. And a big part of our motivation to put a better taste in people’s mouths.”

He goes on to add:

The richness of that relationship and the exploration is a big part of what we’re up to,” Hall explains. “And a big part of why this felt like a story worth telling. [It] felt like the right time.”

Further, Hall explains that his relationship with his sister, dead or not, will be an intricate and important part of the show.

“Dexter’s relationship with his sister was the fundamental relationship throughout the series proper,” Hall says.” It always felt difficult to not have that be a component. It felt necessary that it wouldn’t be given that she’s dead. But this is Dexter. We have certain liberties.”