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Watch: Dexter Returns for Limited 10-Episode Series on Showtime

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Dexter fans, it’s time to get excited. Everyone’s favorite serial killer is finally back thanks to Dexter getting a revival on Showtime. Yes, that means Michael C. Hall is returning as Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician with a really big secret.

New Dexter Series Coming to Showtime

The original Dexter series was created back in 2006, it followed the life of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who preys on the bad guys. The show ran on Showtime for eight seasons before it finally met its demise in 2013.

While in the midst of its popularity, the show ended up scoring 13 Primetime Emmy nominations, four for Outstanding Drama Series, and five for Hall himself.

However, the show started to wane over the years, as shows tend to do. The final season especially had its issues, including the controversial series finale, “Remember the Monsters?”

While viewers expected that Dexter might die along with his sister, Deb, after she died from a stroke post-surgery, he instead faked his own death and went on to live as… a lumberjack. Thanks to the open-ended finish, fans were left wondering if his story would ever continue.

Their question has finally been answered, thanks to this new series revival by Showtime.

Showtime Entertainment President Issues Statement about Dexter

Considering how the final episode wasn’t well-received, it seems like this new series might offer a chance for redemption. Gary Levine, the Showtime Entertainment president, offered a statement about Dexter’s character being revisited:

“Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago. We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can’t wait to shoot it and show it to the world.”

Dexter Was Originally Slated to Die in Season Finale of the Original Series

Having the original showrunner Clyde Phillips return is a big plus, considering that he worked on the first four seasons of Dexter, which were widely regarded as the best of the series. It was after he left that the series started to decline.

Phillips hasn’t been quiet about the fact that he would have ended things much differently if he’d stayed—in fact, Dexter would have been killed off for good.

In an interview with E!Online, Phillips outlined his original plans for Dexter, saying:

“In the very last scene of the series… Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, ‘Oh, it was a dream.’ And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, ‘No, it’s not a dream.’ Dexter’s opening his eyes and he’s on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They’re just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.”

Will Dexter finally meet his demise in the new series? And what will happen to his son, Harrison, who he abandoned after he faked his own death? Only time will tell.

Watch the Official Dexter Trailer:

If you’d like to refresh your memory about the original Dexter series before the new series begins, here’s your chance: