Beyond the returns of Hall and Phillips, it remains to be seen who will be involved with what is essentially Dexter season 9. Fans will likely hope to see the few characters who survived to the end of the series, but no one has been announced just yet. There’s also a chance the revival could feature Dexter’s grown son Harrison, which could make for an interesting dynamic. With the early 2021 production start, fans might learn a lot more about Dexter’s return in the coming months.
Per THR, Dexter is getting a limited series revival at Showtime. The 10-episode run will bring back both Hall and original showrunner Clyde Phillips, who exited the series after season 4. John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds will also serve as executive producers alongside Phillips and Hall. It’s said that this Dexter will be a continuation of the original show, and production is expected to begin in early 2021 ahead of a fall premiere. Additionally, the official Dexter social media account confirmed the return in typical bloody fashion, which you can see below.
Additionally, Showtime Entertainment president Gary Levine said this in a statement:
“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. 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.”
— Dexter on Showtime (@SHO_Dexter) October 14, 2020