‘Dexter’ Is Coming Back for a Limited Series on Showtime!


Seven years ago, we bid television’s favorite serial killer adieu. Now, Showtime has dropped the news that Dexter Morgan — blood spatter analyst by day, serial killer mostly by night — is returning to our screens once more for one more run.

The premium cable channel has officially ordered 10 more episodes of its hit series Dexter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as Dexter. Clyde Phillips, the original showrunner for Dexter, will also return to the series. It’s set to pick up after the events of the season eight finale. Production is scheduled to begin early next year, with the release planned for sometime in Fall 2021.

Dexter follows Dexter Morgan, a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Homicide department who spends his nights as a serial killer — except he’s a serial killer who only kills bad guys. When we last saw Dexter (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT INCOMING), he had presumably died, leaving his son, Harrison, in the care of Hannah McKay (played by Yvonne Strahovski), who was introduced in season seven. But Dexter wasn’t dead. In fact, he had abandoned his life in Miami to become a lumberjack, and this reveal is where the show ended.

Dexter ran for eight seasons from 2006-2013 on Showtime. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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