The network has announced an order of 10-episodes of the serial killer drama staring Michael C. Hall.
Eight years after the show universally disappointed even it’s most ardent fans, Dexter is coming back for a limited run of 10 episodes.
Showtime has an bounce that Michael C. Hall will resume his role as the introspective serial killer and will reunite with famed show runner, Clyde Phillips.
In a report filed by The Hollywood Reporter, the show will begin production early next year and has a tentative plan to premiere in the fall of 2021.
“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,” Showtime Entertainment president Gary Levine issued in a statement. “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.”
Amassing a collection of awards and accolades during it’s run, the show culminated in gloriously disappointing fashion with writers essentially phoning in the ending of having Dexter retreat into a life of solitude as a reclusive lumberjack in the Pacific Northwest instead of meeting his demise for the myriad of benevolent murders he carried out during the course of the show.