‘Dexter: New Blood’: Original Series Character Killed Off in Revival Show

by Courtney Blackann

In the original “Dexter,” all hope wasn’t lost on the self-proclaimed sociopath when he found love in Hannah McKay, an equally dark female counterpart. However, it’s a new decade and a new Dexter Morgan. The character, now going by Jim Lindsay has been living in upstate New York sans his gorgeous lady killer.

Originally played by Yvonne Strahovski, Hannah’s fate was unknown at the series conclusion of “Dexter.” It seems now that the character has been written out of “Dexter: New Blood” after it was revealed by Harrison, Dexter’s son, that the woman died from pancreatic cancer.

During the series finale, Harrison left Florida with Hannah as Dexter went into hiding. During the series premier of “Dexter: New Blood” Harrison returns to his father’s home, albeit without Dexter’s knowledge. The so-called ‘Jim Lindsay’ discovers Harrison in his home lurking in the shadows.

Harrison then reveals that Dexter’s former lover and partner-in-crime has been dead for three years.

While it would have been cool to see where Hannah and Dexter’s relationship evolves, Yvonne Strahovski has been been with many other projects, including starring as the obedient wife in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The Rebirth of the Dark Passenger in ‘Dexter: New Blood’

Fans of the show have been super stoked about the new series for over a year now. The Showtime popular drama series left fans pretty miffed with an ending that killed off Debra Morgan and let Dexter get away unscathed after the fallout of his identity being revealed.

Of the relationship with his sister (and Michael C. Hall’s former real-life wife) he had this to say:

“Dexter’s relationship with his sister was the fundamental relationship throughout the series proper,” Hall explained. “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.”

As the new chapter unfolds, fans can’t wait to see how the “dark passenger” will manifest. It’s something producers and the show’s audience have been anticipating for a long time.

Producers on the New 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,” Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime Gary 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.”

The full cast and crew includes Michael C. Hall in addition to  Clancy Brown, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, Alano Miller and Julia Jones. Further (and we don’t know when yet) John Lithgow will also make an appearance. This is especially exciting because he was such a favorite as the Trinity Killer during the original “Dexter’s” fourth season.

To see all the twists and turns of the new series, tune in to Showtime Sundays at 9 p.m. Eastern.