Killer news for fans of “Dexter”: The beloved fictional serial killer will be soon be back to (presumably) kill more murderers.
The show will return to Showtime with 10 new episodes, Showtime announced on Wednesday.
“The new limited series is set to begin production in early 2021, with a tentative premiere date in the fall of 2021,” the press release stated.
The show, which first premiered in 2006, follows Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall. He’s a blood splatter expert for the Miami Police Department by day and a serial killer by night. However, much to the viewers’ delight, he only kills other serial killers. The popular show ran for eight seasons and concluded in 2013.
“Surprise, Motherf---ker. He’s back,” Showtime tweeted on Wednesday along with a graphic full of blood splatter which proclaims, “Being away has been murder.”
Hall will be returning for the new episodes as will the show’s previous showrunner, Clyde Phillips.
“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,” President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc. Gary Levine stated in the press release. “We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series.”
Possible storyline ideas for the new limited series have not been divulged.
Levine added, “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!”
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