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'Dexter' Revival Coming To Showtime With Michael C. Hall

Golden Globe winner Hall will reprise his iconic role for the first time in eight years.

Michael C. Hall as Dexter [Robert Sebree/Showtime]

Since it went off the air in 2013, fans have been dying for more Dexter. Now, fans are getting their wish. The landmark Showtime series is returning, according to the network.

Michael C. Hall is set to reprise his role as title character Dexter Morgan, the vigilante serial killer who's humanity makes him lovable. Hall will be reunited with original showrunner Clyde Phillips. The 10-episode limited series will start shooting early next year, aiming for a fall 2021 premiere.

Hall and Phillips will executive produce the Dexter revival alongside John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.

"Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago," Showtime Entertainment president Gary Levine said in a statement. "We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can't wait to shoot it and show it to the world."

Throughout Dexter's 8 season run, Michael C. Hall was nothing short of brilliant. He seamlessly blended a violent psychopath with your next-door neighbor. For his efforts, he garnered five straight Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Series. In 2010, he took home Golden Globe and SAG hardware for his performance.

News of the forthcoming Dexter series comes just one day after Showtime announced the premiere date for the final season of another hugely successful series Shameless.

- Matt Bishop


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