Showtime is a premium cable channel that doesn’t operate under the same routines and traditional scheduling we see with broadcast networks. While there are many horror television shows and thrillers premiering in October 2021, Dexter: New Blood will not be one of them.
It’s a little ironic that Showtime won’t be premiering the Dexter revival this month because it was exactly one year ago, in October 2020, that they first announced the limited series revival for the popular serial killer drama. Dexter’s original series finale was much-maligned by critics and fans alike, so this revival presents an opportunity for the creators to give fans a better send-off for such an iconic character.
The Dexter series also recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, which would have been ideal for the revival debut, but unfortunately, that will not be the case here. Right now, Showtime is airing programs like American Rust, The Circus, The L Word: Generation Q and Work in Progress.
So, when can we expect the revival to air? Which cast members are returning? Here’s everything we know.
When does Dexter: New Blood start?
Thankfully even though Dexter: New Blood is not releasing in October 2021, Showtime has given us a release date, so we don’t have to sit in suspense waiting for the premiere date. The revival series will debut on November 7, 2021.
The new series will consist of 10 episodes total and will see many new and returning faces, including Michael C. Hall in the titular role. Surprisingly, Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow are also slated to return as Deb Morgan and the Trinity Killer (Arthur Mitchell) despite their characters dying in the original show.
But Dexter has always talked to ghosts since his deceased father Harry (James Remar) played a big part in the first eight seasons, too, so perhaps it’s not so strange that Deb and Arthur will return in some capacity.