The upcoming “Dexter” revival has scored a major coup with John Lithgow returning as the Trinity Killer for a special appearance in at least one episode…
The Trinity Killer is returning to “Dexter.”
As the upcoming limited series cruises towards a debut on Showtime, John Lithgow has signed onto return for a special appearance in the revival alongside Michael C. Hall.
Back in “Dexter’ season 4, Lithgow debuted as Arthur Mitchell — a seemingly normal family man with a wife and children who adored him but deep down he was hiding a murderous secret as a long time serial killer dubbed The Trinity Killer.
Lithgow was hailed for his performance and he took home both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal as the Trinity Killer, who ultimately met his demise at the hands of Dexter Morgan at the conclusion of season 4.
So how exactly is Lithgow returning for the “Dexter” revival?
Well that remains a carefully guarded secret but considering Dexter spent the better part of eight seasons talking to his long dead father as the moral compass he followed while operating as a serial killer who only kills the bad guys, it would seem more than plausible that he would have some sort of beyond the grave interaction with Arthur Mitchell as well.
During the course of “Dexter” season 4, Dexter actually befriended Arthur as he sought to find out how a serial killer could also maintain a completely normal home life with a family as he was attempting to do the same thing. As time passed, Dexter began to realize that Arthur’s family situation wasn’t exactly as idyllic as it may have seemed on the surface. Unfortunately, he gets a little too close and before long the Trinity Killer discovers the carefully guarded secret that Dexter has been hiding as well.
Many regard “Dexter” season 4 as the best of the entire series.
Now Lithgow is reprising that infamous role for the upcoming 10-episode “Dexter” revival with a debut date for the series still to be announced.