With a new take on Dexter on the way, it’s the perfect time to revisit the original series. Of course, for those who aren’t interested in binging the entirety of the original run – actor Michael C. Hall has made it much easier. In fact, he’s given fans a simple number of four specific episodes to revisit before watching Dexter: New Blood.
Here’s what Michael C. Hall said while speaking with Entertainment Weekly, first suggesting to watch the entire series in order:
“If you’re starting to watch Dexter I recommend you start with the first episode and then watch them in order.”
Although he then gave these four episodes as the core necessities:
- Episode 1.01 – “Dexter” – “The pilot episode is really good though, it’s one of my favorites.”
- Episode 1.10 – “Seeing Red” – “Again, I recommend that you watch the episodes in order but in the first season there’s also an episode where Dexter makes a fundamental discovery about his origins and if nothing else I love it because I got to do this really fun faceplant into a room full of blood and it was like sort of a macabre slip and slide.”
- Episode 3.10 – “Go Your Own Way” – “I really love the episode in season three where Dexter and Miguel Prado, played by Jimmy Smits, end up having a face-off on the roof of a building downtown, and Jimmy Smits does this amazing thing where he makes this gesture while he’s yelling at Dexter. I don’t know, that always really stuck in my mind because I had a front row seat to it.”
- Episode 4.12 – “The Getaway” – “Then I would have to say the finale of season four. If you haven’t seen the show yet I won’t say anything more than that, and again I recommend that you watch all the episodes leading up to that, but you’ll see what I mean.”
These select few episodes should certainly prepare fans for the next upcoming chapter in the new special event series titled Dexter: New Blood.
Aside from Michael C. Hall as the titular character, the cast also includes Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, and Clancy Brown. Original showrunner Clyde Phillips is returning to handle Dexter: New Blood.
The new special event series will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. It’s scheduled to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, November 7 at 9 PM ET/PT. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates on Dexter: New Blood as we have them.