Entertainment Showtime Sets ‘Dexter’ Limited Series Premiere Date At Comic-Con@Home
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Fans of “Dexter” have long complained about the 2013 series finale, and hopes are high now that the serial-killer drama is getting a do-over with an upcoming reboot. “[Filming the new series has] been gratifying,” star Michael C. Hall (a.k.a. Dexter Morgan) said during an interview on Times Radio (via NME). “I think the show“[Filming the new series has] been gratifying,” star Michael C. Hall (a.k.a. Dexter Morgan) said during an interview on Times Radio (via NME).
Nearly a decade since everyone’s favorite serial killer moved away and became a logger in 2013,’s is back—at @Home, at least. The show’s big return to Comic-Con featured , series showrunner from seasons 1-4, Clyde Phillips, executive producers Marcos Siega and Scott Reynolds, and Julia Jones, who will make her debut in the limited series as Dexter’s love interest Angela Bishop.
The panelists discussed where fans will find Dexter, a former Miami Metro Police Department forensic technician who moonlights as a notorious serial killer, when the next 10 episodes premiere on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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News of the upcoming Dexter revival dropped in October, about seven years after the Showtime series originally wrapped According to Deadline, Lithgow will make a "short but decisive appearance" and is expected to only film for about a day or so, likely beginning within the next week. Back in October, Showtime announced that the network would be reviving Dexter for a 10-episode limited series that will "once again bring together" original star Hall, 50, and showrunner Clyde Phillips.
“It was important that this not be Dexter season 9,” Phillips stated. We wanted to acknowledge that nearly 10 years have passed and we pick up with Dexter being in another place far away from Miami.”
It’s been obvious from the various teaser trailers that the location is literally the opposite of Miami, with production taking place in snowy Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. The character of Angela serves as the town’s Chief of Police and will be Dexter’s connection to law enforcement as he maneuvers in this sleepy town as Jeff Lindsay. His new alias is a tribute to Jeff Lindsay, author of the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter that inspired the Showtime hit.
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“They are together and they definitely have a journey,” teases Jones while discussing Angela’s relationship with Jim.
The limited series revival wasby Showtime in October with Phillips and Hall onboard. It was later revealed both and John Lithgow would also appear even though their characters Debra Morgan and Arthur Mitchell (The Trinity Killer) died in the original.
Lithgow, who won an Emmy Award for his work on Dexter, recentlythat his character Arthur would return by way of a flashback.
Other newly announced cast includes, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and David Magidoff. Brown is set to portray villain Kurt Caldwell, a man of the people who shouldn’t be crossed.
Phillips also addressed where he plans to end Dexter’s new adventures and it sounds quite grim.
“When we sit in the writing room, one of the first things we do is talk about usually is what the ending will be,” he said. “We put our notes against the ending and then walking backward and filling up the episodes. The ending of this one will be stunning, shocking, surprising, unexpected. Without jinxing anything, I will say that the ending of this new season will blow up the internet.”
Watch the panel in full below.
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After almost a decade away, “Dexter” is returning. During Sunday’s Comic-Con, the first trailer for Michael C. Hall’s highly anticipated comeback debuted. Echoing real life, the show picks up 10 years later with Dexter Morgan living in Iron Lake in upstate New York. Jennifer Carpenter’s Debra Morgan and John Lithgow’s Arthur Mitchell will also return. Video: Teaser for new series of Dexter: 'Misunderstood' (The Independent) Your browser does not support this video RELATED: Jennifer Carpenter Returning For ‘Dexter’ Revival Fans had mocked the ending of the original series as his fellow Miami police officers never figured out that he was actually a seri