Details–Including A Director–Revealed For ‘Dexter’ Return

Get ready for more blood spattering! The popular, award-winning Showtime series Dexter is getting its gory ducks in a row for its debut next autumn.

The 10-episode revival of the Michael C. Hall-led series–as reported here in Horror News Network last month–is preparing for its 2021 launch, and details about the storyline and behind-the-camera talent are starting to emerge, according to JoBlo.com.

The latest addition to the crew is Marcos Siega, who will serve as an executive producer of the show and reportedly will direct six episodes. Siega–who helmed nine episodes of Dexter’s original eight-year run on Showtime–has a solid genre background, having directed episodes of You and The Vampire Diaries.

Showrunner Clyde Phillips is looking at this revival as a fresh start, not simply as Season 9 of the show. “We basically get to start from scratch,” Phillips said. “Ten years have passed, and the show will reflect that.” The official synopsis explains that, in this new series, Dexter Morgan has been in self-exile for a decade, working as a lumberjack and living alone. The series will find him “living under an assumed name far away from Miami.”

The original run of Dexter–developed by James Manos Jr. from the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay–ran for 96 episodes from 2006-2013. The show–starring Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter and Erik King–was set in Miami and followed Dexter Morgan, a forensic specialist specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for the police. His dark sideline, though, was as a vigilante serial killer who hunted down murderers who had escaped the long arm of the law.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the revival of Dexter on Showtime.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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