The first plot details for the upcoming “Dexter” reboot have been revealed as well as a friendly face from the show’s past returning to direct…
“Dexter” will be back with a 10-episode limited series run and the first real details about the plot have finally been revealed.
The original series ended in 2013 with one of the most criticized finales in TV history after titular character Dexter Morgan ultimately drove a boat into the middle of a hurricane and later the serial killer emerged under a new identity living somewhere in the Pacific Northwest where he was working as a lumberjack. It’s just as bizarre as a sounds.
The reboot promises a more satisfying conclusion — or at the very least one that can’t possible be as bad as the original — with Clyde Phillips returning to handle showrunning duties on “Dexter.” He was responsible for the launch of the series as well as the first four seasons but subsequently exited the show after that.
Here’s the official synopsis for the upcoming “Dexter” reboot courtesy of Showtime:
“Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami”
Judging by those details it appears the “Dexter” reboot won’t be erasing the past but rather writing a new future for the character. There’s no telling yet if he’s still working as a lumberjack.
It’s obviously unclear if any of the past cast will be returning outside of series star Michael C. Hall, who has already signed onto play Dexter Morgan again.
In addition to those plot details, the “Dexter” reboot has also booked Marcos Siega as an executive producer and director for the first six episodes. Siega previously directed nine episodes of the original run of “Dexter” while working alongside Phillips on seasons 2, 3 and 4.
The upcoming “Dexter” reboot is expected to debut on Showtime in fall 2021.