One of TV’s best-known serial killers is returning for a limited-series revival.
Michael C. Hall, who starred as the title character in Dexter, will reprise the role with showrunner Clyde Phillips also returning.
Showtime orders 10 episodes with production set to start in 2021 with a fall debut. Plot twists remain under wraps.
“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, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “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 ran from 2006-2013 and was about a serial killer who targets other serial killers while working as a blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department.
During it’s eight season run, the show was nominated for many awards including Golden Globes and Emmys. Hall won the Golden Globe in 2010 for Best Actor and John Lithgow won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his guest starring role in the show’s fourth season.