Dexter viewers have a lot to get pumped about, as it seems Showtime has ordered a 10 episode order for the pseudo ninth season. That would be exciting news, but star Michael C. Hall is already back in the saddle to play his part, and the original executive producer of the season, Clyde Phillips, is back as a showrunner (via TV Line).
The revival is expected to begin production this winter, and Showtime is set to unleash it sometime in the fall of 2021. The show concluded in 2013, and it remains to be seen if the reboot will change or do enough to undo the end that has generated so much criticism.
“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 president Gary Levine in a statement. “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!”