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Michael C. Hall will return as "Dexter" in Showtime's revival of the original series!


Sometimes, not all the time. But sometimes, television revivals can be a good thing! In this case we're talking about everyones favorite serial killer, Dexter. Thats right Showtime is in the works to revive the long time series which ended back in 2013


Reported by ET, Showtime has ordered a 10-episode Dexter limited series that will reunite star Michael C. Hall and original show-runner Clyde Phillips. The show will be a continuation of the original, eight-season series, which ended with Hall's Dexter Morgan going on self-imposed exile as a lumberjack and living a solitary life.


Production is scheduled to begin early next year for planned fall 2021 premiere.

"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 Showtime Entertainment president Gary Levine. "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."


The rather open-ended conclusion to the series led to widespread speculation about a spinoff, with then Showtime head David Nevins saying in 2014 that the network had discussed it but would only move forward if it "[felt] like a new show" and Hall was involved.


The show is the latest of several revivals Showtime has mounted in recent years, joining Twin Peaks: The Return, The L Word: Generation Q and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the latter of which was canceled after a single season. Generation Q has been renewed, and David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks revival was only intended to run a single season. Separately, Starz is developing a sequel to former Showtime series Weeds with producer Lionsgate TV.


So what do you all think? Are you excited for Dexter to return? Let us know wha you think in the comments below.

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