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Everything We Know About The Dexter Reboot

Everything We Know About The Dexter Reboot

Remember when we bought you the news that there is a hotly-anticipated Dexter revival coming that's going to be set 10 years after the show's final season? Well we've delved a little deeper in the details and it looks set to be a good 'un.

And if you're still reeling after the final episode - which saw Dexter assume a new identity as a solitary lumberjack in Oregon and is frequently ranked among the worst TV finales of all time - then we have some good news for you, as the Dexter team now has the chance to make a few corrections to storylines viewers aren't so happy with.

Fans weren't happy with the finale of Dexter back in 2013 (Credit: Showtime)
Fans weren't happy with the finale of Dexter back in 2013 (Credit: Showtime)

What will happen in the new series?

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First things first - if you thought the reboot would see the show pick straight back up where it left off then you're wrong, as Dexter will actually be set a decade after the final series.

Speaking during a podcast interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Clyde Phillips said: "We basically do get to start from scratch. We want this to not be Dexter season nine. Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage."

He added: "In so far as the ending of the show, this will have no resemblance to how the original finale was. It's a great opportunity to write a second finale for our show, and Showtime was very gracious about that."

The new season of Dexter will be set ten years after the last (Credit: Showtime)
The new season of Dexter will be set ten years after the last (Credit: Showtime)

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A synopsis of the new series reads: "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."

Who will be in the Dexter reboot?

We know that Michael C Hall will be returning as our favourite sympathetic serial killer, but other than that, it's all pretty schtum on the other cast members. Original director Marcos Siega is also back to direct six of the new episodes though, and will also be serving as executive producer with Phillips returning as showrunner.

Production is set to begin in early 2021 (Credit: Showtime)
Production is set to begin in early 2021 (Credit: Showtime)
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When will the reboot be released?

Deadline has reported that production is set to begin in early 2021, with a tentative premiere date of autumn the same year.

The original Dexter seasons ran between 2006 and 2013, and still boasts cult-status today among its fans. The new series will air on American network Showtime, so it's not exactly clear how we will watch it in the UK yet - watch this space!

Featured Image Credit: Showtime

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Naomi is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from The University of Nottingham, Naomi moved out to Dubai where she worked for Grazia Middle East and Harper's Bazaar Arabia. She is now back home and enjoying the London life.