Dexter is making a comeback to Showtime later this year, and fans are hoping that it will fix the disastrous final season that sent off the serial killer in such a disappointing fashion. The serial killer series revival has already started things off on the right foot by getting rid of that hideous lumberjack beard that Michael C. Hall donned last time, and a new teaser trailer shows Dexter is not only clean-shaven, but he’s trying to live a peaceful life in a small town with a new identity. How long will that last?
Dexter Revival Trailer
The people of this small town clearly love Jimmy, Jimbo, and Mr. Lindsey, as the youths refer to him. With a smile on his face, Dexter walks through town as Jim Lindsay. But the wind is sucked out of his sails a bit when he notices a series of knives on display in a local shop window. It would seem that Dark Passenger that defined him for so many years isn’t completely gone.
However, I must say that Dexter’s reaction to a few blades seems a little odd. After all, Showtime also teased Dexter’s new identity with a look at Jim Lindsay’s employee badge. Check out the Twitter image below:
So Dexter is working as Jim Lindsay at Fred’s Fish & Game. If he’s working at a fish and game store, surely he’s encountering knives all the time. They’re a staple of certain hunting activities, especially after the kill. So why is Dexter suddenly transfixed by these knives when he’s most certainly seen plenty in his line of work? Could this specific knife bring back some kind of triggering memory?
Joining Michael C. Hall in the return of Dexter is Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), Jamie Chung (Lovecraft Country), Oscar Wahlberg (NOS4A2), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird), and Michael Cyril Creighton. As for the new bad guy that Dexter has to deal with, he’ll be played by Clancy Brown.
The Dexter revival is in the hands of showrunner Clyde Phillips, who held the same role on the first four seasons of the original series. Phillips is overseeing the story and executive producing with Michael C. Hall and Marcos Siega, who will be directing the show’s return.
There’s no return date for Dexter yet. But we can likely expect it to premiere on Showtime sometime in the fall 2021.