Dexter is heading back to TV for a limited series revival. This will technically be Season 9 of the Showtime series. The original show ended in 2013 after a highly criticized finale.
According to TVLine, the brand new batch of episodes won’t be set in Miami like the original series. Instead, the show will transport fans to the fictional town of Iron Lake, Massachusetts.
‘Dexter’ revival to take on Massachusetts
However, in the series finale fans watched as Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) faked his own death and headed to Oregon. The character appeared to be working as a lumberjack and living a quiet life following the loss of his beloved sister. It appears that the character has moved on from that life.
The small town setting will be a big difference for viewers. We’re used to seeing Dexter run around the crowded streets of Miami. However, a quiet town seems to fit the eerie vibe of the show perfectly.
In addition to a new town, there will also be a new villain. Actor Clancy Brown has been cast. Brown is portraying the character of Kurt Caldwell. However, it appears that Kurt will be a high profile target for Dexter. He’s reportedly the mayor of Iron Lake.
The cast is beginning to round out nicely. Actress Julia Jones has been tapped as the town’s first Native American Chief of Police. Actor Alano Miller will also play an Iron Lake police sergeant.
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Will any former characters return for Season 9?
Currently, there is no word on whether any of the former characters will be back for the revival. Although, fans hope that they’ll get some answers about Dexter’s former girlfriend, Hannah McKay.
At the end of the series, Dexter urged Hannah to take his son, Harrison, out of the country. He claimed that he would meet them there. Of course, viewers know that didn’t happen. Hannah and Harrison moved to Argentina. Meanwhile, Dexter dealt with the death of his sister, Debra, and went into seclusion.
Recently, actor Michael C. Hall opened up about bringing the character back after that “unsatisfying” series finale.
“I think in this case, the story that’s being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn’t, and I think enough time has passed where it’s become intriguing in a way that it wasn’t before,” he says. “And let’s be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling,” he told People.
“I include myself in the group of people that wondered, ‘What the hell happened to that guy?’ So I’m excited to step back into it,” says Hall. “I’ve never had that experience of playing a character this many years on.”