With the serial killer drama Dexter set to make its return on Showtime for a limited series revival after eight years, Dexter Morgan actor Michael C. Hall has discussed why now is the right time for the series to make its return.
In an interview with ET, Hall revealed that the combination of timing and the quality of the scripts was the key to getting a new season of Dexter into production.
“I’ve been approached, unofficially, many times in the streets by people who have ideas,” Hall said. “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.”
Although there are currently no details on the plot of the revival series, we do know that Clyde Phillips is set to return as showrunner and executive producer with Marcos Siega, who previously directed nine episodes of the original series, set to return to executive produce and direct six of the 10-episodes in the limited series.
The Dexter revival series is set to star Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan alongside Clancy Brown as the primary villain Kurt Caldwell, the “unofficial mayor” of Iron Lake, as well as Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) and Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird).
Michael C. Hall will also serve as executive producer alongside John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds. Production on the new Dexter season is set to start early in 2021, with Showtime expecting to release the revival during the fall of 2021.
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