If you’ve seen all eight seasons of Dexter, there is absolutely no way you came away from it satisfied. There aren’t a lot of series that took creative nose dives as steep as the Showtime series, which also featured one of the all-time worst series finales. To those who don’t recall, Dexter steered his boat into a goddamn hurricane and was presumed dead, only to show up in Oregon as a goddamn lumberjack.
The revival picks up a decade after those events. Dexter is living in a small town in upstate New York called Iron Lake (here played by various towns in Western Massachusetts). He’s living under a new identity (Jim Lindsey), and he’s working in a fish and game store. He appears to be dating a local cop and seeing a therapist. He seems like he’s doing very well, and even managed to silence his Dark Passenger.
Until he doesn’t. Let the serial killing recommence.
Dexter: New Blood debuts on Showtime on November 7th. Michael C. Hall will be back for the 10-episode run, as will Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow, even if only briefly. Jamie Chung will play a true-crime podcaster, and Clancy Brown will play the mayor of Iron Lake and the season’s main antagonist.
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