Last Month, it was confirmed that Michael C Hall would be returning for a 10-episode reboot of the Showtime hit series Dexter. Show bosses have now revealed that the revival is set to take place a decade after the show’s final season, which aired in 2013, after eight seasons.
Fans were left a bit disappointed when the show ended, particularly for HOW it ended, with Dexter living in exile as a lumberjack.
Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami, per Showtime’s official logline.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV’s Top 5 podcast, showrunner Clyde Phillips said, “We basically do get to start from scratch. … Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage. 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.”
Phillips noted the revival would offer an opportunity to make things right with viewers after the critically panned series finale. “We’re not undoing anything,” he said. “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.”
Production for the show is set to begin in the new year.