Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Showtime Revives 'Dexter' as 10-Episode Limited Series; Michael C. Hall and Clyde Phillips Returning

The original drama series Dexter is officially returning to Showtime. The premium cable network has today given a 10-episode order for a limited series revival of the drama that originally aired from 2006-2013. Series star Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips are set to return.

The original series followed Dexter Morgan (Hall), a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlighted as a serial killer.

Hall starred in all eight seasons of the original series. He earned five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performance, though never won. He is currently the only actor returning for the new season.

Phillips served as showrunner on the first four seasons of the drama. He executive produces the new season with Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.

Production on the 10 episode season is slated to begin in early 2021 for a tentative premiere in fall 2021.

"Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago," said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. "We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can't wait to shoot it and show it to the world."