One of Showtime's best series makes a comeback 10 years later - Premiering Sunday November 7th
What to Watch on Showtime Dexter-New-Blood
Dexter makes a return to Showtime this fall in Dexter: New Blood! Take note, this post features a spoiler several paragraphs down so consider yourselves warned! Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger beckons.
Clyde Phillips returns as the limited series showrunner and executive producer. Phillips previously was also the show’s writer, though he exited before the controversial and disappointing finale.
Though we last saw Dexter living in Oregon, the new series will take place in Upstate New York. EW reports that Massachusetts doubled as the fictional Iron Lake, where Dexter now resides. When we meet Dexter again, he’s no longer working in forensics. In an interview with EW, Michael C. Hall shares that Dexter lives a quiet and peaceful life working as a sales associate at a fish & game shop. And he’s dating a cop, too. So life is going pretty well for the killer. That is, until one day, something sets him off, that is.
Clancy Brown, a newcomer to the series, might have a little to do with Dexter’s unraveling. Brown portrays Kurt Caldwell, the beloved unofficial mayor of Iron Lake. In the above EW piece he notes, “We will get an explanation of why he does what he does, which is kind of interesting.”
You can bet this new character must be EXCEPTIONALLY BAD for Dexter to become unraveled, at least that’s what we’re banking on.
Hall reprises the titular character, Dexter Morgan. Additionally, our favorite character, Jennifer Carpenter returns as Debra, Dexter’s complicated adopted sister. And John Lithgow, who plays the iconic Trinity Killer on the show’s third season, will also return. However, as fans of the original show recall, both Trinity and Deb are dead. During the TCA press event, Carpenter states that though Deb is imaginary, she doesn’t “think of her as a ghost. More of a link or an echo or an inconvenient truth for Dexter.” Whereas how and why Trinity returns are under wraps.
Some of the new members of the cast include Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird), Jamie Chung (Lovecraft Country), and Clancy Brown (The Crown).
Dexter: New Blood Release Date
Dexter: New Blood premieres on Sunday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The limited series includes 10 episodes that will air weekly.