It's Official: 'Dexter', America's Favorite Serial Killer, Is Coming Back

It's Official: 'Dexter', America's Favorite Serial Killer, Is Coming Back

Michael C. Hall is also returning and we can't keep calm!

It has definitely been a while since we wrote or even spoke about a series that we once loved so much but somehow went off-grid in recent years. Dexter was all the rage from 2006 to 2013 and Showtime has just announced that they are bringing back the serial killer drama once again. The network made the announcement on Wednesday stating that they are ready to produce a 10-episode limited series with Michael C. Hall reprising the role that got him a Golden Globe back in 2010, Deadline reports. It was also later confirmed by Showtime that showrunner Clyde Phillips is also set to return. 



"'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," said Gary Levine, who shares the President of Entertainment role with Jana Winograde. "We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can't wait to shoot it and show it to the world!"



The serial killer drama first aired on the network in 2006 and went on to run until 2013 as Hall starred as the blood-spatter expert by day and serial killer by night. The show grew immensely popular especially among post-teens and young adults and went on to nab multiple Emmy nominations. The upcoming renewed series will begin production in early 2021, with a premiere date tentatively cited to be next fall, Showtime said.



Dexter is produced by Showtime and executive produced by Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds. Though there were hundreds of thousands of fans who reacted to this news in delight, there were still those who feel that they should have left the show alone. One user wrote: "Why? the finale was perfect and we all agree on how perfect and good it was". Many were upset at the way the show ended, and that's probably why Showtime wants to keep the story going. 



In related news, Arrow star Stephen Amell noted on Twitter that a return to the role of Oliver Queen isn't impossible. He made this tease after Showtime announced the Dexter series renewal. On Twitter, Amell retweeted news of Dexter's revival and while he didn't specifically say anything about Arrow or the role of Oliver Queen, he wrote "This is why you never say never" which for many fans seemed to be an acknowledgment that he wouldn't be opposed to picking up the Emerald Archer's bow and arrow once again. Arrow had previously ended its eight-season run in January and they appeared to give a definitive end to the protagonist as he sacrifices himself to save the Multiverse in "Crisis on Infinite Earths". At the time, Amell told fans that it was time for him to let the series and the role go, but hey that was pre-Covid wasn't it!? Anything's possible now!


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