Dexter is heading back to Showtime soon with original series showrunner Clyde Phillips at the helm, who was responsible for the original four seasons before the show turned nearly unwatchable. Michael C. Hall is also confirmed to be back.
And according to an interview on a Hollywood Reporter podcast, Phillips stated that the new series will not be "re-writing" the unsatisfying ending but serve as a "second finale" that will aim to make things right with fans.
He continued while talking to Uproxx: "This isn’t Dexter season nine. This was an opportunity to write a second finale for the show.”We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Whoops, that was all a dream. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years. 10 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.”
The new season of Dexter is slated to enter production soon and release in the fall of 2021. Will you be tuning in...?