Jennifer Carpenter will return for the upcoming “Dexter” revival where she will rejoin her former co-star Michael C. Hall in the upcoming series from Showtime…
Jennifer Carpenter is officially returning for the upcoming “Dexter” revival on Showtime.
There have been rumors swirling for weeks that the actress who portrayed Dexter Morgan’s adopted sister Debra Morgan would be returning for the 10-episode event series but nothing had been confirmed until now.
Of course, the details surrounding Carpenter’s return remain a mystery considering her character died in the “Dexter” season 8 finale, which initially served as the series finale for the entire show.
When “Dexter” was coming to an end back in 2013, Carpenter was adamant about her character dying in the final season and her wish was granted. Now she’ll be returning for the revival, although it’s likely Carpenter will be appearing in some sort of flashback or possibly as a “ghost” of sorts speaking to her brother.
When the “Dexter” revival debuts later this year, Dexter Morgan is now living under an assumed name in upstate New York years after he left his home and family in Miami. Dexter is forced to go up against a new enemy portrayed by Clancy Brown in the upcoming season of the show, which means his Dark Passenger will likely come out to play as well.
The upcoming “Dexter” revival is carrying on the story that ended back in season 8 so when the series returns, Deb Morgan is still very much dead but Carpenter will obviously find a way to reprise the role for at least an episode or two.
Carpenter isn’t the only former cast member to return alongside Hall as “Dexter” veteran John Lithgow is also set to return for an appearance as The Trinity Killer — a role that helped him win both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance.
There’s no debut date yet for the “Dexter” revival but the 10-episode series is expected to drop this fall on Showtime.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter