‘Dexter: New Blood’: Where Is Hannah McKay? Here Are Some Theories
As the Dexter revival gets closer, fans are wondering which characters from the original series will show up. Hannah McKay was one of the central characters during the last few seasons, but she hasn’t been confirmed for the revival. What happened to Hannah McKay after Dexter? While Showtime has yet to comment about her fate in Dexter: New Blood, fans have shared plenty of theories about it.
Dexter Morgan left his family behind in the ‘Dexter’ series finale
In an effort to protect Hannah and Harrison, Dexter sent them to Argentina. He then faked his death and moved into the wilderness to live a solitary life. A decade later, Dexter is living in Iron Lake, New York — a remote small town with a population of fewer than 3,000 people — under the name Jim Lindsay. While he’s done his best to cover his tracks, a trailer for the Dexter revival confirms Harrison will find him.
“What I can say is that Harrison has had a really rough time for the past eight years,” actor Jack Alcott, who plays Harrison, told Entertainment Weekly. “Like, it’s not been great.”
“He learns that his dad is not dead and goes to find him,” he continued. “That’s what you see for the first two-thirds of the season, sort of intermittent sprinklings of me, this mystery stalker. It’s me following him, trying to confirm his identity. I’m finally able to see him and confront him. It’s just a heartbreaking scene and a really fun one to film.”
But there’s no sign of Hannah, leaving fans wondering about her fate.
There are all kinds of theories about what happened to Hannah McKay
It seems like the majority of fans think Hannah died, possibly at the hands of Harrison.
I’m pretty sure she’s dead,” read one comment on Reddit. “… If she’s not dead, she’s in jail. But from a narrative standpoint, her being in jail doesn’t make much sense since I feel like that’d imply he planned to use her eventually. So her not being alive is the option that makes most sense to me.”
“Yeah, probably dead,” commented another.
“My favorite possible variants are: Hannah is in prison doing lifetime without possibility of parole. Harrison chopped her into pieces. [Or] Debra survived, tracked down, and killed Hannah,” said a third comment.
Others agreed that she probably died, but not as a result of murder.
“I’m guessing, at some point, [Hannah] probably found out where Dexter really was. But she didn’t tell Harrison that his dad abandoned them on purpose. She felt Harrison was better off believing his father died. Then Hanna became sick and, before dying, she told Harrison to find his dad. But who knows?” another Redditor added.
What Yvonne Strahovski has said about a Hannah McKay appearance in the revival
Whatever happened to her, it looks like it’ll occur offscreen, as Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah McKay) has repeatedly said she’s not in the revival. Though that might be disappointing to some fans, showrunner Clyde Phillips has said there at least are several other characters who will pop up on the show.
“I have to be a little bit coy about this, but I will say that there will be some returning cast members from the original series that will make some people’s brains explode,” he said at Comic-Con 2021.
Dexter: New Blood premieres on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Save the date.