Dexter: Will the revival make up for the disastrous final episode?

Michael C Hall (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)
Michael C Hall (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images) /

Dexter is being revived by Showtime. Our favorite avenging angel serial killer is coming back but will that make up for the disastrous final episode?

Dexter was one of the best horror series on the air. Michael C. Hall, the talented thespian who breathed life into the serial killer with a heart received Emmy nods, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for his portrayal.

From 2006 until 2013, the Showtime program was appointment television. Viewers marked their calendars and spent quite a bit of time discussing the plot twists with their colleagues at work, friends and families.

The production hit its apex with John Lithgow’s amazing turn as the Trinity Killer, Arthur Mitchell. A loving father, pillar of the community by day and a psychopath by night.

Hall and Lithgow faced off against one another and every scene was riveting. For his spectacular efforts, Lithgow took home the Best Guest Actor Emmy.

After that definitive season, showrunner Clyde Phillips exited the series. Some would say that was the beginning of the downward spiral for Dexter.

Then, of course, there was that disastrous final episode, “Remember the Monsters?” where Deb died and a bereft Dexter goes into hiding in a logging camp in Oregon. That is where we left him, alone in a cabin.

Cue annoyed fans, harsh media criticism and the entire series discounted because of the way the finale ended. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall are joining forces again to bring the avenging angel back to Showtime for a ten-episode limited series.

While the revival has everyone talking, will this new effort lure the disappointed followers back to this event? Yes, fans have notoriously short memories but when a character is beloved like Dexter, the comeback trail may be a rough ride.

Production is set to begin in early 2021 so that the series can premiere in the fall. Apparently, Phillips and Hall came up with a “creative take” that would pick up where the finale left off.

It will be interesting to see HOW Dexter returns. Is there a serial killer in Oregon that piques his interest? His son Harrison is a young teenager, could he be exhibiting traits that might lead him down the path that his father took?

I guess we will find out next year. More information will probably be forthcoming when the show gets closer to production.

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