The serial killer drama Dexter is set to make its return with a series revival titled Dexter: New Blood after eight years since the show concluded with a critically panned finale, Michael C. Hall hopes the new season will provide “definitive answers.”
“I certainly do hope that watching the show is a satisfying experience for people who watched it originally and are curious about what happened to him,” Hall told Variety. “I certainly hope it does provide some definitive answers that aren’t primarily mystifying to people.”
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.
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.
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.