‘Dexter’: Michael C. Hall Reveals Details About Dexter’s New Life: ‘His Life Is Completely Recontextualized’
Fans are amped for the Dexter revival. It’s been nearly a decade since the Showtime series went off the air, ending with Dexter Morgan fleeing Florida and starting anew in Oregon. The revival will pick up on his life since then, but not much else is known about it.
Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan), however, has offered up some information about the show in an interview, sharing tidbits about Dexter Season 9 and more.
‘Dexter’ is coming back to TV in 2021
In the years after Dexter ended, Hall said in several interviews that he had been approached about reviving the show but never found any of the ideas interesting enough to pursue. However, that changed in 2020, when the Dexter team floated the idea at the center of the upcoming revival.
Hall confessed to the website Louder Than War in April that the story is much more intriguing than past ideas.
“I was pleasantly surprised that a story emerged that felt worth telling,” he said. “I wasn’t surprised that it came back in that there’s been an appetite for it, both from some fans, but also from the network. Oh, he didn’t die, let’s do more, let’s find out what happened to him. But I think the surprise was that a story emerged that felt worth telling.”
Showtime announced in October 2020 that it had approved the revival, with plans to release it in the fall of 2021.
Michael C. Hall on the plot of the ‘Dexter’ revival
Since the revival announcement, the crew members have kept the details close to their chests, leaving fans to piece information together through casting news, social media posts, and Internet theories.
Hall also seems reticent to discuss the revival, but he did tell Louder Than War that Dexter’s life will look totally different.
“As far as what I can reveal about the new show is, I don’t want to say much, other than as you can imagine given where we left him his life is completely recontextualized,” he continued. “He’s in a different place leading a different life surrounded by different people. And the fact that I’m talking to you from Concord, Massachusetts suggests that it’s not all going to be sun and sand.”
It was previously reported that the revival is set in the fictional town of Iron Lake, New York and that filming will occur in parts of Massachusetts. In Iron Lake, Dexter will face villain Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown), the “unofficial mayor” of the town.
“Powerful, generous, loved by everyone — he’s a true man of the people. If he’s got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for, God help you,” reads his character description (via TV Line).
Fans have to wait a few more months until the Dexter revival premieres. But in the meantime, you can stream Dexter Seasons 1-8 online now.