The Dexter: New Blood showrunner Clyde Phillips has confirmed that the upcoming revival season will include the return of Dexter Morgan’s son, Harrison, who is set to be played by Jack Alcott (The Blacklist, The Good Lord Bird).
During a virtual press conference at the Television Critics Association press tour (via Collider), Phillips stated that “you can’t do a show about Dexter without including the theme of fathers and sons.” Phillips continued to explain how Harrison Morgan will return in New Blood, saying, “his son has always thought he was dead and then found out he was alive and has a great resentment.”
Harrison Morgan was last seen in the season eight finale with Dexter’s son being left in the care of Hannah McKay, Dexter’s serial killer girlfriend. Hannah and Harrison made it to Argentina together, only for Hannah to learn of Dexter’s “death”, while still being hunted by private detective Jacob Elway.
Dexter: New Blood will pick up nearly 10 years after the conclusion of the original series with Dexter presumed dead and living far away from Miami after suffering several personal tragedies during the final season. Dexter has taken on the persona of Jim Lindsay, a nod to Dexter creator and author Jeff Lindsay, as he tries living a normal life but finds trouble keeping his dark urges in check.
Dexter: New Blood stars 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) as Angela Bishop, Iron Lake’s Chief of Police, Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird) and Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight). Original series star Jennifer Carpenter will also return as Debra Morgan, Dexter’s adopted sister, in what is expected to be flashback scenes alongside John Lithgow’s return as The Trinity Killer.