Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) has captivated audiences since the beginning of his Showtime series. People couldn’t get enough of the man who works as a blood-spatter analyst during the day and hunts down other murders at night when the episode first aired in 2006. Dexter’s finale continues to elicit debate, and fans haven’t lost interest in the show since it ended in 2013.
After attempting to leave his old life behind for a new one in Argentina, Dexter’s coworkers assumed he died in a boat catastrophe. However, we immediately learn that Dexter is still alive and well in Oregon, where he has assumed a new name. The show purposely left the door open for Dexter Morgan to return to our screens in the future, and fans have been wondering if a season 9 will ever come to bring Dexter’s arc to a conclusion.
Fans can expect to see Dexter kill once more, as Showtime has confirmed the revival of the series for a 10-episode season 9. (via Deadline). Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips are likely to return, and here’s everything else we know about the comeback thus far.
When is Dexter season 9 coming out?
For quite some time, a Dexter relaunch has been in the works. According to the Deadline story, work on the limited run would begin in early 2021, with a tentative release date in the fall of that same year. This is subject to change, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. However, Comicbook.com confirmed that development was on track as of December 2020, thus this deadline might be met.
Gary Levine, Showtime’s Co-President of Entertainment, was also quoted by Deadline, saying, “Only if we could discover a creative take on this unusual character that was truly deserving of the wonderful, original series would we return to him. Well, Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have discovered it, and we can’t wait to shoot it and show it to the rest of the world.”
Who will appear in Dexter season 9?
Dexter’s primary cast members have moved on to other projects. Michael C. Hall, for example, had a small appearance on The Crown and co-starred in the 2019 film The Report with Adam Driver. According to Deadline, Hall has stated on the record that if the opportunity arose, he would return to the role that made him famous, and this appears to be the case. Hall is now the only key cast member who has been confirmed to return, but other performers might easily join the revival.
We expect David Zayas to reprise his role as Angel Batista and C.S. Lee to reprise his role as Vince Masuka in the following season. Is Jennifer Carpenter set to reprise her role as Debra Morgan, who died at the end of Dexter season 8? Carpenter could return for the Dexter resurrection to depict her role in flashbacks, dreams, or memories, according to Clyde Phillips, the showrunner for the first four seasons of Dexter. “There is some leeway to perform some film wizardry.
According to Screen Rant, John Cusack will reportedly lend some star power to the new season, making him the first new cast member confirmed since season 9 was announced. According to reports, Cusack will play a character named Kurt, who sounds like an intriguing potential victim for our titular anti-hero.
The Hollywood Reporter announced on November 17, 2020, that renowned filmmaker Marcos Siega has officially signed on as an EP for the revival.
Six of the planned episodes will be directed by him. Phillips has worked with Siega for a long time. Over the initial eight-season run of Dexter, he helmed nine well-received episodes, so his arrival should help Phillips achieve his aim of making things right with those who felt personally victimized by the season 8 conclusion.
After that, you’ll have to keep checking back to see what casting news emerges in the months ahead. Casting confirmations should surface sooner rather than later, given that Showtime plans to begin production on Dexter season 9 in early 2021.
What is the plot of Dexter season 9?
There are no details on what Dexter season 9 will be about. However, given the open-ended nature of Season 8, the revival might go on many different paths.
Fans have taken to Reddit and other communities to propose ways for the story to continue. Dexter Morgan’s associates thought he perished when we last saw him, but he made it to Oregon under a new name. When a new serial killer emerges, it’s possible Dexter will be dragged out of his seclusion. His old friends will almost certainly learn that he is alive and set out to bring him to justice.
“We’re going forward to an ending that will be, as Chekhov said, surprising but inevitable,” Phillips remarked to TV Insider, a weirdly reassuring statement given how little substance it actually gives. Phillips was only ready to divulge that the resurrection would pick up eight years after the previous conclusion and will feature Dexter “somewhere we’ve never seen him before” in terms of meaningful elements.