Shortly after the announcement that John Lithgow will be reprising his role as season four’s Trinity Killer, it is being reported that yet another original cast member will be returning for the upcoming Dexter revival series at Showtime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Carpenter will return in the role of Dexter Morgan’s sister, Debra Morgan. As Deb was killed off during the season eight finale – much to the ire of fans – the outlet notes that Carpenter’s character is “expected to appear in flashback scenes.”
Carpenter will star alongside 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), Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight), and John Lithgow as The Trinity Killer.
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.