DEXTER NEW BLOOD Trailer & Premiere Date Revealed For Showtime Revival.
Dexter Morgan is back in Showtime’s Dexter New Blood trailer revealed at Comic-Con@Home. The upcoming 10-episode revival series gave us a full teaser trailer and the premiere date for the anticipated series. Dexter returns on Showtime on November 7 at 9pm ET/PT. You can watch the trailer below.
Michael C. Hall returns as the avenging serial killer in a story that’s been called a “second finale” for Dexter. Clyde Phillips, who oversaw 4 seasons of the original series will also be returning will be showrunner of the revival. Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow will reprise their roles of Deb Morgan and Arthur Mitchell (Trinity Killer). Phillips acknowledged there will be some returning cast members who “will make some people’s brains explode.”
Phillips also said during the Comic-Con panel that Hall insisted that this revival not just be Dexter season 9 but a new story, picking up many years later. This could be both good and bad as some fans were unsatisfied with the series final of the original series and may be looking for redemption, we could also be getting that as we open a chapter to Dexter’s new life in upstate New York under his new alias Jim Lindsay, working as a sales associate at Fred’s Fish & Game store.
Hall recalled he had been approached multiple times in the ensuing years about reviving the show but neither he nor Phillips found a story idea they liked enough to move forward with. But when the boss of Showtime called Phillips in July 2019 and said it was time to bring the show back, Phillips and Hall met and finally determined what story they wanted to tell.
“It never felt quite right in terms of the timing,” Hall said of the previous overtures. But Hall believes enough time has now passed to revisit the character, citing “a sense of readiness” to take “a leap of faith” on the revival. Hall also acknowledged that the widely loathed series finale was a factor in wanting one more crack at the show, saying, “I think the end was mystifying at best for people.”
Set to Del Shannon’s classic “Runaway”, the trailer reveals Dexter living his assumed life as Jim Lindsay, a friendly small-town citizen. He seems safe, happy, and perhaps even in love as he’s seen kissing a character played by Julia Jones, who plays the town’s police chief. But, as the trailer shows, you can’t really run from your past. Knives play a big role in the teaser trailer as Dexter is seen tempted by or handling hunting knives at several points throughout. “Sometimes, I have an urge too strong to ignore,” Dexter narrates as we see a hunting knife.
Hall said Dexter has been in “a long protracted penance” in exile for the unintended victims of his Dark Passenger.
Phillips promised fans that the ending of this Dexter revival “will be stunning. Shocking, surprising, unexpected. And will, without jinxing anything, I will say the ending of this new season that we’re doing will blow up the Internet.”
The revival’s supporting cast also includes Clancy Brown who is set to be playing the villain of the revival, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Jack Alcott.