‘Dexter: New Blood’ Boss Warns ‘People Are Going to Die’ in Revival

Dexter: New Blood, Michael C. Hall, Showtime
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It’s about bloody time! Die-hard Dexter fans who didn’t love the 2006–13 series’ controversial finale — principled serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) faked his death and went into hiding in Oregon — get a do-over with this 10-episode revival.

The former Miami PD blood spatter expert now resides in idyllic (fictional) Iron Lake, New York, under the name Jim Lindsay (a nod to Dexter novelist Jeff Lindsay). He “is trying to be as innocuous and untempted [to kill] as possible,” explains exec producer Clyde Phillips.

Dexter: New Blood, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

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But this truck-stop town “is sort of a Bermuda Triangle of women who go missing.” Which means Dexter’s Dark Passenger — the inner voice that leads him to eliminate bad guys — can’t be ignored. Continues Phillips: “This is Dexter, so people are going to die.” One target: the imposing Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown), who “has too much bad history.”

Expect to see a few familiar faces, including Arthur Mitchell, aka the long-deceased Trinity Killer (John Lithgow), and Dexter’s late sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), both presumably in flashback.

And someone else from Dexter’s past will pop up in the final episode. “It becomes a big story point,” Phillips says. Now that sounds like a killer ending.

Dexter: New Blood, Series Premiere, Sunday, November 7, 9/8c, Showtime

This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s 2021 Fall Preview issue. For more inside scoop on the new fall TV season, pick up the issue, on newsstands Thursday, August 26.