With the serial killer drama Dexter set to make its return on Showtime after eight years, star Jamie Chung, who will portray a true-crime podcaster, has teased that the revival series will be “darker” than the original.
“The original series happened over 10 years ago,” Chung said during an interview with PEOPLE. “So there’s certainly a different vibe of the way the actual show is shot in terms of the aesthetic. I do think it’s a little darker.”
Chung also revealed that the series will be set in upstate New York instead of taking place in Miami like the original series. Due to the change in setting, Chung also teased the revival’s cast stating that “you have a lot of fresh faces, but a lot of familiar ones.”
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.