Eerie Clip Drops Hint About Father-Son Bond In ‘Dexter’

by Thomas Tuna

Dexter fans are hungry for any tidbits that drop regarding the upcoming return of the Showtime series–and this week, a brief teaser gave them something to nibble on.

The 10-episode limited series–expected to debut sometime later this year–reportedly will pick up some eight years after Season 8 of the original show ended, with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) living in a small town far away from Miami under the assumed name of Jim Lindsay.

The teaser clip (check it out on this page), as reported by, shows a photo of Dexter holding his young son Harrison that was apparently dropped on burning logs. The pic is ominously captioned: “Wanna know a secret? Daddy kills people.”

Those chilling words, of course, are a reference to (and a veiled threat against?) Dexter Morgan’s past life as a forensic blood spatter analyst by day and a vigilante serial killer by night. Fans will have to tune in to the new series to find out what part–if any–Harrison will play in his father’s life and in the show.

This new series–led by showrunner Clyde Phillips–stars Hall (reprising his lead role), Clancy Brown as main villain Kurt Caldwell, David Magidoff as Teddy, James Chung and Oscar Wahlberg. Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) is on board as executive producer and director of at least the first six episodes.

The original 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, Jennifer Carpenter and Erik King. The popular series was nominated for 24 Primetime Emmy Awards, 10 Golden Globe Awards and received a Peabody Award in 2007.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this new Dexter limited series on Showtime.

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