Showtime have announced today that an order has been placed for a new chapter in the Dexter story, one that will go back to the very start of Michael C. Hall's serial killer story - as well as a few other treats for fans of the crime drama...
Official info for the upcoming series Dexter: Origins outlines a prequel to the Emmy-nominated hit series that first aired back in 2006:
Dexter: Origins will dramatize young Dexter Morgan at the outset of his transition into the avenging serial killer he would become. Set in the Miami that was a hotbed of real serial killers of his time, the show will begin as Dexter graduates college to join Miami Metro, where he meets younger versions of many of the characters we came to know in the original Dexter. And, of course, the show will also focus on Dexter’s family, including a very-much-alive Harry and a very formidable, teenage Deb.
The network also revealed that a new version of Dexter: New Blood is in the works. The miniseries, which ran from 2021 to 2022 and focused on Dexter's son Harrison, became the most-watched series in Showtime's history. The new incarnation of the series 'will explore the kinds of themes and scenarios seen in the original series on SHOWTIME but through a new lens.'
Oh, and we're not done just yet Dexter-heads; in addition, Showtime announced that they are exploring projects based on other characters from the series, including the makings of John Lithgow's Trinity Killer.
Executive producer Clyde Phillips had this to say about the exciting expansion of the Dexter-verse:
"I couldn’t be more excited about exploring and expanding the universe of Dexter. It’s a privilege to contemplate going even deeper with these complex and iconic characters – and the stories, themes and possibilities they inspire. I’m thrilled that Chris and my friends at Showtime want me to help them grow this truly unique and amazingly successful franchise.”
The original eight-season run of Dexter starred Hall as the eponymous anti-hero, a complicated forensic blood-spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer. The show became one of the most acclaimed series on television, earning 24 Emmy nominations, 10 Golden Globes nominations (and two wins), as well as a prestigious Peabody Award.
All previous seasons of Dexter and Dexter: New Blood, are now available for subscribers on Showtime.