Dexter Morgan struggles to escape his violent past in the latest trailer for the new revival series, Dexter: New Blood. The brief teaser provides a host of new footage as it throws us back into the twisted world of the charming serial killer after all these years, ramping up the tension as Dexter’s dual lives suddenly collide. The revival recently premiered on Showtime, and you can get a tease of what’s to come by watching the new season 1 trailer below.
The original Dexter series premiered in the fall of 2006 and starred Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The revival, Dexter: New Blood, finds him living under an assumed name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York, 10 years after his disappearance. Hiding his identity under the name of Jim Lindsay, a local shopkeeper, he has developed a relationship with Angela Bishop, the town’s chief of police, and has suppressed his serial killing urges. A string of incidents around Iron Lake causes Dexter to fear that the “Dark Passenger” within him will reveal itself.
Joining Hall is original Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter’s sister Deb in a new iteration, with the character taking up the role of the killer’s Dark Passenger. Jack Alcott stars as Dexter’s teenage son Harrison, who mysteriously returns to Dexter’s life after 10 years apart. The cast also features Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) and Clancy Brown (The Crown, Billions). Reuniting Hall with original series showrunner Clyde Phillips, Dexter: New Blood will consist of 10 one-hour episodes, with many hoping that it will make up for the now infamous finale, “Remember the Monsters?”, which aired way back in 2013.
Michael C. Hall is one such person, who recently discussed the show’s original conclusion. “I totally get people’s dissatisfaction with the way the show ended ’cause it didn’t really end,” the actor said. “It just left us in this pretty unresolved funny certain place and while I thought that it made sense for the character to find himself in that position and to put himself in this self-imposed exile after all the chaos after the show, I would get why it was pretty unsatisfying… [and] infuriating for fans, they spent all this time and were longing for something that answered some questions or tied some things up or did something that the finale didn’t manage to do.”
He continued, declaring that there is a silver lining to the show’s first finale, as it has led to the release of Dexter: New Blood. “But if nothing else, it did set the stage for what we’ve been up to for the last several months in this new show, so maybe that’s the silver lining.”
Reviews have been flooding in for the revival, with Decider’s Meghan O’Keefe describing the revival series as doing exactly what it wanted to – provide fans with the closure they have been pining for. “Dexter: New Blood is not trying to revolutionize the art form, nor does it,” she said. “The limited series is instead circling back to a to give him – and fans – a proper send off. In that, Dexter: New Blood is a triumph. It’s a pulpy, witty, bloody fun time.”
You can catch up with Dexter in new episodes of Dexter: New Blood on Sundays at 9/8c on Showtime.
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