The premium cabler has ordered 10 episodes, with production set to begin in 2021 for a fall debut. Former series showrunner Clyde Phillips is also set to return. Much like Dexter’s many victims, plot details for the series are being kept under wraps.
“’Dexter’ is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can’t wait to shoot it and show it to the world!”
Hall starred as Dexter Morgan throughout the show’s eight season original run on Showtime. Dexter was a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also holding down a job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department.
The show received significant critical acclaim during its time on the air, including multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for best drama series. Hall was also nominated five consecutive times for both an Emmy and Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his work on the show, winning the Golden Globe in 2010. John Lithgow picked up an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his guest starring role in the show’s fourth season. The series also won a Peabody Award in 2008.
Produced by Showtime, “Dexter” will be executive produced by Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.
In addition to his time on “Dexter,” Hall received an Emmy nomination in 2002 for his work on the HBO series “Six Feet Under.” He is also known for his work on projects like “Christine” and “Safe” as well as Broadway productions like “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
He is repped by UTA, Authentic, and Peikoff Mahan.
Phillips previously created the series “Suddenly Susan,” “Get Real,” and “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.” He was also a writer and producer on the hit Showtime series “Nurse Jackie.” He is currently under an overall deal with Showtime and CBS Television Studios.