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A revival of Dexter was announced by Showtime on 14 October 2020.[1] Production began in early 2021 ahead of a fall premiere.

The ten-episode special event series will bring back both Michael C. Hall and original showrunner Clyde Phillips, who exited Dexter after Season Four.

Phillips stated that this revival isn't intended to act as Season 9; instead, it will allow showrunners "to write a second finale." While Phillips said this is a chance to correct some aspects of Dexter's final episode, showrunners don't plan on retconning the original Season 8 finale.

In a live interview with Phil Williams on Times Radio, Michael C. Hall revealed that the series will premiere in the U.S. on Showtime on Sunday, 7 November 2021. When Williams asked Hall if there will be more episodes for the revival, he replied: "I'm going to say... maybe." [2]

On Sunday, 25 July 2021, Dexter returned at San Diego Comic-Con for a virtual panel featuring Michael C Hall, showrunner Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Marcos Siega, and Julia Jones who plays Angela Bishop in the new series. The first trailer is titled "Dexter: New Blood" and dropped during the time slot. [3]


Set ten years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, far from his original home in Miami. The ending of the show will have no resemblance to the original finale. [4]

New Blood will take place over a two-week period in December 2021.

Dexter: New Blood was filmed in Massachusetts, primarily west of I-495 in local towns and cities including Gardner, Lancaster, Sterling, and Worcester. [5] Production began in February 2021 [6] and ended 30 July 2021.

Official Summary

On 8 October 2021, Showtime released an official summary for Dexter: New Blood:

"The world at large believes Dexter Morgan died in a tragic boating accident, and in a way the world at large isn’t wrong. Far from the life he knew, living under a false name in the small town of Iron Lake, NY, he’s successfully tamped down his Dark Passenger for nearly 10 years. With a normal job and a Chief of Police girlfriend, it seems he’s got life under control – until his son shows up and turns his world upside down. Rattled, Dexter yields to his homicidal urges and soon finds himself on a collision course with a very dangerous local."

Note: Actors categories are subject to change.

Main Cast

  • Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (alias Jim Lindsay)
  • Clancy Brown as Kurt Caldwell, described as the "unofficial mayor of the small town of Iron Lake. He’s realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop. 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."
  • Julia Jones as Angela Bishop, the first Native American Chief of Police in her town in upstate New York, and Dexter's girlfriend
  • Alano Miller as Logan, a sergeant for the Iron Lake Police Department and the assistant wrestling coach for the local high school.
  • Johnny Sequoyah as Audrey, Bishop’s brash and opinionated teenage daughter
  • Jack Alcott as Harrison Morgan / Randall.[7]
  • David Magidoff as Teddy Reed, the new guy, who has been a cop in Iron Lake for two and a half weeks. Good-natured, quirky, hardworking, eager to please; and a little scared of his boss, Police Chief Angela Bishop. At first glance, he seems timid and inexperienced, but when the rubber hits the road, he’s a dependable badass…in his own way.[8]
  • Jennifer Carpenter[9] as Debra Morgan

Recurring Cast

  • Armen Garco as Caldwell Diner Cook
  • Benjamin Breault as Adam
  • Christian Dell'Edera as Ethan Williams
  • Dee Nelson as Susan
  • Jamie Chung as Molly Park, a famous true-crime podcaster from Los Angeles [10]
  • Katy Sullivan as Esther, the dispatcher at the Iron Lake Police Station [11]
  • Kellan Rhude as Jasper
  • Michael Cyril Creighton as Fred Jr., the congenial owner of Fred’s Fish & Game, a shop he inherited from his father. He has grown up in Iron Lake and is a regular fixture around town that everybody knows and loves, whether it's line dancing at the local tavern or singing in the choir. He’s married to Brian, the pastor of the small congregational church in town. He will appear in seven episodes.[12]
  • Oscar Wahlberg as Zach, the captain of the Iron Lake High School wrestling team. He’s a bit of a bully, but generally the go-to-guy to have a good time. He’s the gateway to the in-crowd, which includes the daughter of the chief of police.[13]
  • Steve M. Robertson as Matt Caldwell

Guest Cast

Cameo Appearances



Executive Producers


Dexter's Victims






  • In the opening episode, Shawnna Thibodeau is a Stunt Double for Jennifer Carpenter.
  • On Amazon Prime accounts in the United States, the first eight seasons of DEXTER are currently airing for free.


On Set Photos





Original Air Date: 7 November 2021
Teleplay by Clyde Phillips
Story by Clyde Phillips and Adam Rapp
Directed by Marcos Siega

Original Air Date: 14 November 2021
Written by Warren Hsu Leonard
Directed by Marcos Siega

Original Air Date: 21 November 2021
Written by
Directed by Sanford Bookstaver

Original Air Date: 28 November 2021
Written by
Directed by Sanford Bookstaver

  • Episode 5

Original Air Date: 5 December 2021
Written by
Directed by Marcos Siega

  • Episode 6

Original Air Date: 12 December 2021
Written by
Directed by Marcos Siega

  • Episode 7

Original Air Date: 19 December 2021
Written by
Directed by Sanford Bookstaver

  • Episode 8

Original Air Date: 26 December 2021
Written by
Directed by Sanford Bookstaver

  • Episode 9

Original Air Date: 2 January 2022
Written by
Directed by Marcos Siega

  • Episode 10

Original Air Date: 9 January 2022
Written by Clyde Phillips
Directed by Marcos Siega

Seasons of Dexter
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
New Blood