However Dexter season 9 plays out, there will undoubtedly be great interest in seeing a “second finale” for the show. Phillips previously said that what comes next won’t retcon anything that came before or feature twists like it all being a dream, so it will be fascinating to see how he goes about improving Dexter’s ending.
According to a report from THR, the new season will take place 10 years after season 8’s finale. It will continue Dexter’s story after he went missing during Hurricane Laura and started a new life as a lumberjack in Oregon. More specifically, the report notes that season 9 will see Dexter “now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami.”
The revival won’t manage to erase the latter rough seasons, but if season 9 does deliver a worthwhile conclusion, it could soften the response to them. In any case, more information on Dexter season 9 is sure to arrive in the next several months and could clarify the direction the show will take.