Monday, February 6, 2023

Showtime Orders 'Dexter' Prequel 'Dexter: Origins' Focusing on Dexter Morgan as a Young Adult

Showtime has today given a series order to the original drama series Dexter: Origins - a prequel based on the network's hit drama Dexter, which aired from 2006-13 and was revived as the limited series Dexter: New Blood from 2021-22.

Dexter: Origins will dramatize young Dexter Morgan at the outset of his transition into the avenging serial killer he would become. Set in the Miami that was a hotbed of real serial killers of his time, the show will begin as Dexter graduates college to join Miami Metro, where he meets younger versions of many of the characters we came to know in the original Dexter. And, of course, the show will also focus on Dexter's family, including a very-much-alive Harry and a very formidable, teenage Deb.

Clyde Phillips developed and will executive produce the drama.

The network is actively developing more shows set in the Dexter universe - namely a sequel centering on Dexter's son Harrison and a prequel detailing the makings of the notorious Trinity Killer.

"The Dexter saga has been an undeniable creative and popular success for Showtime, both in its original, groundbreaking form and the record-setting Dexter: New Blood," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime and Paramount Media. "The series is a rich foundation for other shows in the lane of complex, subversive antiheroes that Showtime has always done so brilliantly. Clyde is deep into compelling stories and characters that will satisfy the cravings of our multifaceted audience."

"I couldn't be more excited about exploring and expanding the universe of Dexter," added Phillips. "It's a privilege to contemplate going even deeper with these complex and iconic characters - and the stories, themes and possibilities they inspire. I'm thrilled that Chris and my friends at Showtime want me to help them grow this truly unique and amazingly successful franchise."