Dexter was one of the most iconic television series of the past thirty years. Over the course of eight seasons on Showtime, Dexter Morgan became a character that audiences hated to love (or loved to hate). Taking full advantage of modern day audiences’ love of serial killer culture, the show offered a vigilante viewpoint at the mind of a serial killer as Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall) hunted down killers who had slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show, however, is perhaps even more infamous for its universally panned series finale. But, we have our first look at the revival that will attempt to correct this sour taste the series left us with.
He’s coming. Latest pictures from season 9. #Dexter pic.twitter.com/NqdybFhlRo
— Eww! (@ardamayindhi) February 25, 2021
He’s back! First look at Michael C. Hall reprising his role as Dexter Morgan courtesy of Showtime. #Dexter pic.twitter.com/sovWNwHgII
— The Screening Space (@screening_space) February 26, 2021
The first look comes courtesy of of a sizzle reel put together by Viacom for investors. The minimal footage for the Dexter revival offered a simple, yet perfect, look at exactly what fans wanted to see. The infamous killer, clean-shaven and devilishly staring down the camera. In just these few moments, a fan-base that suffered such an intense heartbreak in 2013 were suddenly offered new life in the form of Michael C. Hall’s iconic killer.
The ‘series) will be a ten episode mini-series with original showrunner Clyde Phillips returning alongside Michael C. Hall. The revival will also see Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) as the main antagonist. The revival began filming in late 2020 and will be releasing later this year.
How excited are you to see the return of Dexter Morgan? Do you think they can rectify the original finale and give fans an ending that they can be satisfied with? Let us know in the comments!