Last week, fans got the wonderful surprise announcement that Showtime was working with the original showrunner of Dexter, Clyde Phillips, on a revival that would redeem the series after it's infamous finale nearly a decade ago (See the original report here). The new limited series is currently set to begin production early next year and will then air sometime this Fall.
Set to see Michael C. Hall return as serial killer Dexter Morgan, who was last seen departing Miami and hiding out as a lumberjack. Phillips confirmed this week in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter and Uproxx, that the revival will act as a “second finale” that will supposedly “make [things] right”:
“This isn’t Dexter season nine… This was an opportunity to write a second finale for the show. We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Whoops, that was all a dream. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years. Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage. In so far as the ending of the show, this will have no resemblance to how the original finale was. It’s a great opportunity to write a second finale for our show, and Showtime was very gracious about that.”
Both Phillips and Hall have previously discussed their dissatisfaction with the ending so it's a hope that dissatisfaction will motivate them to take this second chance and do something great with it. Stay tuned!