Last year, it was announced that the serial killer drama Dexter is set to make its return on Showtime with original actor Michael C. Hall for a limited series revival after eight years since the show concluded with a critically panned finale.
Now, in an interview with The Daily Beast, Hall commented on the unsatisfying series finale and hopes the upcoming limited series revival will make up for the previous ending.
“It’s a conversation that’s been ongoing, and different possibilities have emerged over the years,” Hall said. “I think in this case, the story that’s being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn’t, and I think enough time has passed where it’s become intriguing in a way that it wasn’t before.”
He added, “And let’s be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling. I include myself in the group of people that wondered, ‘What the hell happened to that guy?’ So I’m excited to step back into it. I’ve never had that experience of playing a character this many years on.”
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.
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 next year, with Showtime expecting to release the revival during the fall of 2021.
The original Dexter series followed serial killer Dexter Morgan who specifically targeted other serial killers while also holding down a job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department before disappearing and becoming a lumberjack to live a life of solitude.
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