Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) was a hit with audiences from the start of his Showtime series. When the program first aired in 2006, fans were hooked on the guy who works as a blood spatter expert by day and a murderous vigilante who hunts down other murderers at night. Dexter’s conclusion has sparked debate to this day, and despite ending in 2013, people haven’t forgotten it. But fans are still wondering if there will be Dexter Season 9?
After Dexter fakes his own death and starts a new life in Argentina, his colleagues back at home believe he died in a boat crash. However, we as viewers quickly learn that Dexter is alive and well under a new identity in Oregon. The show leaves the possibility open for Dexter Morgan to make a return in the future, which has made fans wonder if there will ever be Dexter season 9 just to give us some closure on what happened to him.
It’s official: Dexter Season 9 revival is likely in plans, and Michael C. Hall is expected to return as the serial killer (via Deadline). Clyde Phillips will also be returning as showrunner. Here’s everything else we know about the highly-anticipated new season so far.
Dexter Season 9 Release Date
A new Dexter series has been in the works for a long time. According to Deadline’s report, the limited run is set to begin production at the start of 2021, and it will be released in the fall of that year. This is yet unconfirmed, so continue checking for updates as they become available, but Comicbook.com did verify that production was on track as of December 2020, therefore this timeline may really be achieved.
Deadline also obtained a statement from Gary Levine, the Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime, who stated, “We’d only consider bringing back this one-of-a-kind character if we were able to come up with an original take that was truly deserving of the brilliant, original series. Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have discovered it, and we’re excited to shoot it and show it to the world.” From seasons 1 to 4, Phillips served as a show runner, executive producer, and writer for the series.
He was a consultant on several season 5 episodes, but he hasn’t been involved with the series since then. While his return is significant, he isn’t the only person who will be returning to the show.
Who Will Be in Dexter Season 9 Cast?
Several of the Dexter cast members have moved on to new projects, so you won’t be seeing them in Dexter Season 9. For example, Michael C. Hall had a minor part in Netflix’s The Crown and starred alongside Adam Driver in the forthcoming film The Report, according to Deadline. According to Deadline, Hall has stated that if the chance arose again, he’d be willing to return to his most famous role. As of now, only Hall has been confirmed to return as a main cast member, although other actors may appear in this revival without much effort.
Dexter season 9 will see the return of stars Angel Batista (David Zayas) and Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee), as well as newcomers like John Lithgow, Mos Def, Ato Essandoh, and Anna Woodiska. For the first time since its inception in 2006, there won’t be a Dexter spinoff on our screens; instead we’ll get a continuation from where Season 8 left off with an “ultimate question.” The official Twitter account for the series confirmed that both David Zayas and C.S.
The Hollywood Reporter announced on November 17, 2020 that Marcos Siega would be joining the team reviving Dexter as an EP. He will also direct six of the planned episodes. Phillips has been working with Siega for a long time; he directed nine acclaimed episodes of Dexter during its original eight seasons. With his addition, hopefully they will be able to please viewers who were disappointed with season 8’s finale and make things right.
After that, you’ll have to keep checking back for new casting information. You’ll also want to stay on top of things in the following months since Showtime plans to begin production on Dexter season 9 in early 2021.
Dexter Season 9 Plot
While we don’t know much about what season 9 of Dexter will be like, there are plenty of possibilities. Fans have been sharing their ideas on Reddit and other forums. When we last saw Dexter Morgan, his associates believed he was dead. In fact, he made it to Oregon under a new identity. It’s possible that a new serial killer will draw him out of isolation. His former friends will probably realize he’s still alive and come after him to make him pay for his crimes.
“We’re moving towards an ending that will be surprising yet inevitable,” claimed Phillips, ignoring the fact that Chekhov never said anything like it. “Unprecedented but unavoidable” is how Phillips characterized the conclusion, which implies more than meets the eye. Despite this, Phillips was only willing to tell TV Insider that the revival would pick up eight years after the previous finale and feature Dexter “somewhere we’ve never seen him before.”
Dexter Season 9 of the revival could easily follow Clyde Phillips’ original ending for the show, in which Dexter is captured and sentenced to death. As he’s about to be executed, his life flashes before his eyes, and he sees visions of LaGuerta, Doakes, and the Trinity Killer (via Digital Spy). In this way, Season 9 could culminate with Dexter taking down one more serial killer before finally having to answer for all his crimes.
Showtime debuted the first photo of Michael C. Hall reprising his iconic role on February 25, and while it’s a great look back at one of television’s most notorious murderers, it doesn’t offer much information on the possible plot. More details are sure to emerge in the months ahead, and for fans who couldn’t get enough of Dexter Morgan’s misdeeds, this news is fantastic news. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.