Michael C. Hall to return as Dexter for new limited series
Dexter is to return for a new limited series in 2021.
According to Variety, showrunner Clyde Phillips and star Michael C. Hall have signed on to return for the limited run, which will be 10 episodes.
Speaking about the return, Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime, which commissioned the show, said: “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."
He added: "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!”
Dexter starred Hall as Dexter Morgan, a blood-splatter specialist working in forensics for the Miami Metro Police Department.
Away from his day job, Morgan is a serial killer and a self-styled vigilante. Though he only kills those who are not brought to justice through the established channel of the courts, his gruesome, clinical killings are as much a product of his addiction to murder as his thirst for justice.
The show ran for eight seasons, with Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Aimee Garcia and Yvonne Strahovski also in the key cast.