‘Dexter: New Blood’ Star Says He Wasn’t Told How New Series Ends

by Chase Thomas

Dexter is back folks, and the new season on showtime is already deep into the new season as we kick-off 2022. With the return of Michael C. Hall and the character of Dexter, a lot has been made about how the show will work to earn back the trust of fans with how the return ends. The ending of the show’s original run is still quite complicated for so many folks who loved the show, especially early on. Now, everyone wants to know how this new series ends. Even Clancy Brown said not even he was told how the new series would end.

Brown told Collider of the miniseries ending, “Oh, well, yeah, I mean, it’s Dexter. He’s not going to survive. We know he’s not going to survive. We don’t know how, but we know he’s not going to make it. The last episode, I don’t know what happens in it. That’s been completely redacted from me. Which is fine. I’m looking forward to seeing it. But I read through Episode 9. I read up until then. And I think it started to get redacted right after I got killed. It gives me a reason to tune in.”

So, one part is definitive when it comes to the miniseries. Dexter is not going to make it out alive it sounds like. However, the last episode? How did it all happen? Brown, who plays another serial killer in the miniseries, is just as curious as you all, Outsiders. He doesn’t know, either.

Michael C. Hall Returns as ‘Dexter’

It had to be difficult for Hall to return and play the role of Dexter on the broadcast. This was such an iconic role for so many years. It was one, similar to Jax Teller, that you had to imagine would be tough for Hal to return as.

Hall told GQ, “For sure. I mean, a part of both the hesitation and the appetite surrounding going back was orbiting the fact that audiences loved the show but were very dissatisfied with the way it ended. I didn’t want to return just because we could, I wanted to return because we discovered a story that felt like it was worth telling. Something like this that is dependent on so many moving parts, you never know exactly how it’s all going to go, but ultimately I had enough faith to take the leap.”

It was not a sure thing for Hall. He had to think long and hard about it. It took the right kind of story to bring him back into the fold.

He concluded, “And that had to do with the scripts that were all written, the story we decided to tell, this new context we found for the show, and it had to do with the fact that Clyde Phillips was sitting at the head of the writer’s table. He was responsible for walking the fine tonal line that the show managed to walk back in the day. And Marcos Siega, the directing producer, was also there taking responsibility for the look of the show. So there was this sense of getting the band back together.”

And it all unfolded the right way with the right writers and the right story. You can watch Dexter: New Blood on Showtime.