Showtime Show Dexter Set to Make a Comeback Fall 2021

Gianna Casella '22, Features Editor

The Showtime television series Dexter is scheduled to have a limited series revival premiering in Fall 2021. The show, initially concluding in 2013, ended with the characters on the show believing that the title character, Dexter, had died. The viewers however, see him living a quiet life as a lumberjack in Oregon. Many fans of the show were disappointed by the finale. This limited series revival will reportedly pick up about eight years after season eight’s ending, according to executive producer Clyde Phillips.

Phillips said on The Hollywood Reporter’s TV’s Top 5 podcast, “We want this to not be Dexter Season 9. Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage. 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.”

Philips also confirmed that this won’t be rewriting the show’s finale, but act as a “second finale” that will “make [things] right.”

Familiar characters will return, as well as Dexter battling a new “big bad.” Although eight years have passed, Dexter will still be Dexter.

“Dexter always has what we call ‘the dark passenger’ living inside him,” says Phillips. “He is more grounded than he’s ever been, but that dark passenger is a voice he cannot deny. This is Dexter. People are going to die.”