With the serial killer drama Dexter set to make its return on Showtime after eight years, star Michael C. Hall has teased that the show could continue past originally reported limited-series revival.
In an interview with NME, when asked if the new 10-part limited series will be the actual finale of Dexter, Hall refused to say that this will definitely be the end but stated that nothing definitive is on the table as of right now.
“I’m reluctant to say ‘definitely’, you know? Let’s see,” Hall said. “What’s plain now is that there’s 10 new episodes.”
In the same interview, Hall continued to explain his excitement about portraying Dexter Morgan once again and stated that he only agreed to return due to it being the first story he believed was worth telling following the show’s original finale.
“I’m looking forward to getting back into Dexter’s shoes,” Hall explained. “I don’t really know what to expect, as I’ve never returned to a job after so much time. Having Dexter in a completely different context, we’ll see how that feels. It’s been interesting to figure out how to do that and I thought it was time to find out what the hell happened to him.”
“I just needed the persuasion of time passing, so I could [get] some distance away from that part and have more possibilities for him,” Hall continued. “Really, it was about being presented with a story I felt was worth telling. There had been some other proposals and possibilities for Dexter, other roads we started down, but this was the first one that was worth continuing on.”
The upcoming revival series will star Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan with Clancy Brown as the primary villain Kurt Caldwell, the “unofficial mayor” of Iron Lake, as well as Jamie Chung (Lovecraft Country) as Molly, a famous true-crime podcaster, Oscar Wahlberg (Manchester By the Sea) as Zach, the captain of the Iron Lake High School wrestling team, Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird), and Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight).
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.