Production, Casting Progressing For ‘Dexter’ Next Month

Fans of the “bloody good” adventures of vigilante Dexter Morgan have a lot to look forward to as 2020 draws to a close–filming on the next season of the popular Showtime series Dexter is scheduled to start in January.

No specific debut date for this next go-round has been set at this time, but it looks safe to say that the show will bow sometime next autumn.

In addition to the production news, reports also point to John Cusack being eyed for a key role in the 10-episode season that will pick up some eight years after Season 8 ended, according to

Michael C. Hall has already signed on to reprise his starring role on the show, and Cusack reportedly is being targeted to play a major adversary for Dexter. This role is described as a new character–a “50-year-old man named Kurt.”

This character–who is expected be part of the main storyline for the entire season–is a trucker from the Northeast who owns the local truck shop and who has established himself as a “beloved leader in the community.”

The conflict stems from a secret Kurt is keeping concerning his son Matthew, who reportedly has gotten himself into some sort of trouble (of the murderous variety perhaps) that Kurt has used his wealth and influence to cover up. There’s no word yet on the actors being considered for the role of Matthew.

One important behind-the-camera talent already on board–as reported here in Horror News Network–is Marcos Siega, who will serve as executive producer and will direct six episodes of this new season. Siega–who helmed nine episodes of the previous Dexter run–has also directed episodes of You and The Vampire Diaries.

The initial 96-episode run of Dexter from 2006-2013–developed by James Manos Jr. from the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay–starred Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter and Erik King. As fans know, the show follows Dexter, a forensics specialist in bloodstain pattern analysis, who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer who hunts down murderers who have eluded capture and punishment.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the progress of this next season of Dexter.

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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