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Dexter revival on Showtime: when will the new episodes be released?

Showtime has ordered a new, 10-episode revival of the long-running serial-killer drama, where Michael C. Hall is back along with showrunner Clyde Phillips.

Dexter revival on Showtime: when will the new episodes be released?

Remember Dexter and his blood-splattering ways at the Miami police department? That is going to happen again. Showtime has ordered a new, 10-episode revival of the long-running serial-killer drama, where Michael C. Hall, who starred as the title character in the 2006-13 series, is back along with showrunner Clyde Phillips.

When will the new episodes be released?

Showtime has announced that the series’ new episodes are set to go into production in early 2021 with a tentative premiere date of fall 2021. Of course, this will depend on whether the drama experiences any filming delays caused by the pandemic, which has put many series behind schedule.

Any hints on what the Dexter revival will look like?

There are no details as to the whereabouts of Hall’s Dexter in the reboot. However, a safe prediction would be that the forensic technician is still filled with homicidal tendencies, carrying out killings whenever he gets the chance to.

SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE END OF SEASON 8

The finale of season 8 saw Dexter fake his death in a boat accident and start living under a new name in Oregon, having escaped from a hospital with the body of his sister – who had been shot and left in a coma – and sent his son Harrison and girlfriend Hannah to live in Argentina.

It’s Showtime

The premium cable network has for years been kicking around the idea of resurrecting Dexter. Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime, said though that the network was only willing to revisit the “unique” character if they could find a creative take that was “worthy,” and they have “found it”. “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,” he added.

The reboot has been long discussed with former Showtime boss David Nevins, who is now Chief Creative Officer at CBS and Chairman and CEO at Showtime Networks. Back in 2015, he said that Dexter was the one show that he would think about continuing.

What is Dexter’s take?

Michael C. Hall gave his opinion on what he felt had happened during the final seasons: “I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque. Just inherently because of how long we had done it, because of the storytelling capital we had spent, because our writers may have been gassed…”. “Maybe some people wanted a more satisfying ending for the character, either a happy ending or a more definitive sense of closure”, he concluded.