Award-winning actor John Lithgow will return to the scene of one of his small-screen triumphs as he adds star power to the Dexter revival coming to Showtime.
Lithgow played Arthur Mitchell (aka the Trinity Killer) in the show’s fourth season, but appeared to meet his end in the season finale at the hands of Dexter (Michael C. Hall), winning his fifth Emmy Award for his troubles. So, the question is: How will the character be resurrected in the new show?
The details of this storyline are sketchy, according to Deadline, “but the writers on the limited series have concocted a pathway for the Trinity Killer to come back that works within the larger Dexter narrative.” Deadline added that Lithgow is expected to film for only a day or so on the Los Angeles set, with his on-camera work likely happening “in the next week or so.”
This 10-episode revival of the fan-favorite Dexter series that originally ran from 2006-2013 is scheduled to air on Showtime sometime this fall. The series–led by showrunner Clyde Phillips and director Marcos Siega–is set a decade after Dexter Morgan “went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura,” according to the official synopsis. The revival sees the character “now living under the assumed name of Jim Lindsay in a world away from Miami.”
In addition to the returning Hall and Lithgow, the show also features Jamie Chung, Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, David Magidoff, Oscar Wahlberg and Jack Alcott. Lithgow’s part is said to be “short but decisive.”
The original 96-episode run of Dexter–developed by James Manos Jr. from the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter–was nominated for 24 Primetime Emmy Awards, 10 Golden Globe Awards and received a Peabody Award in 2007.
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