When Showtime dropped the blood-filled bomb on us back in October that Dexter was being revived for a limited series, the internet exploded.
That explosion, however, was a mixed bag of emotions. Many people were excited to see the return of the bad-guy-murdering blood spatter analysis agent...but also still stinging from a widely criticized "series finale" when Dexter *spoiler alert* faked his own death to go on and become a *checks notes* Lumberjack in...Oregon. Wow, I forgot about that part. I guess I wrote it out of my mind because I was so furious at the time. Well, now that we re-opened that treasure trove of memories, let's see what's going on for this upcoming revival.
Marcos Siega has joined the show as executive producer and will direct 6 out of the 10 upcoming shows. Unbeknownst to most, Siega has already collaborated with showrunner Clyde Phillips in the past, as far as directing 10 episodes himself in the original run. Siega has also received acclaim for his work on True Blood, The Following, and Veronica Mars among others.
Siega went on to tell Hollywood Reporter, “10 years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage,” explained Phillips. “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.”
Michael C. Hall, who will be reprising his role as Dexter Morgan was reported to be unsatisfied with the way the show "ended" 7 years ago. Hall's portrayal of the utterly fascinating character is what got the show two dozen emmy nods and a golden globe during the original run.
Can we all cross our fingers and hope this revival of a show that so many loved, doesn't leave us disappointed? Kinda feel like we deserve it at this point. Seriously. *hums Dexter theme song as he sharpens his dinner knife* Paul Brown is the founder of Kulture Popped and avid pop culture aficionado.