With the announcement of Showtime bringing back fresh servings of one of the best episodic television shows ever – Dexter, which ran on Showtime from 2006 until 2013 – much speculation has ensued among the fans of the serial killer with a heart of gold just what this new iteration of the favorite series might look like when it officially bows in the fall of 2021. Will the former blood spatter analyst find his way back to Miami Metro? Will the show opt for an entirely different setting altogether, given how the series finale back in ’13 played out? What about Dexter’s son and his great love Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski), will there be a reunion between these characters? Will Harry – Dexter’s deceased father and very own Jiminy Cricket – return along with his beloved sister Deborah? So many questions, so much speculation and, right now, not a whole heck of a lot of answers.
There is one piece of intriguing news that is breaking today thanks to our U.K. buddies at Bleeding Cool News about the Dexter revival, however: Director Marcos Siega (Batwoman, The Following) has been tapped to join the production as not only an executive producer, but also as the director of six of the ten episodes in the continuing story of Dexter Morgan. This is good news for Dex-heads such as Yours Truly because Siega was a noted creative voice and director behind the original Dexter run, having directed nine episodes of the series within a two year span. Those episodes were: Waiting to Exhale, Resistance Is Futile, Left Turn Ahead, Finding Freebo, Turning Biminese, The Damage a Man Can Do, I Had a Dream, Living the Dream and Blinded by the Light. All nine episodes ran between 2007 and 2009. It’s worth noting that some of Siega’s best work as a director on Dexter occurred during the rightfully celebrated “Trinity Killer” storyline, the plot line that led to widespread recognition and acclaim and even more popularity for the show. In other words: Siega’s involvement in the Dexter revival bodes good – and dark – things indeed.
As noted above, Siega will also pull duty as an executive producer, joining Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.
Keep your Dexter radar tuned to Vents as we stay on top of any further developments as the show inches towards an early 2021 production date.