Starring multiple Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall as America’s favorite serial killer Dexter Morgan, the special event series Dexter: New Blood will premiere Sunday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
The announcement was made today as the world premiere of the trailer was presented in a virtual panel at [email protected] You can watch both the trailer and panel below!
Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York.
Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger beckons.
Reuniting Hall with original series showrunner Clyde Phillips, Dexter: New Blood is currently in production on 10 one-hour episodes in Western Massachusetts.
The eight-season run of the original Dexter premiered in the fall of 2006 and starred Hall as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer.
The show became one of the most acclaimed series on television, earning multiple Emmy nominations for best television drama series as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s top 10 television series.
The first three episodes of the original Dexter are now available for free on YouTube and Showtime.com, as well as across multiple Showtime partner platforms. All previous seasons of Dexter are now available for subscribers on Showtime.
Produced by Showtime, Dexter: New Blood is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.
“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 Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime, previously.
“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!”
Hall is a six-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor, the last five nominations coming in consecutive years for his work on Dexter. He also received five consecutive Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild noms for the role, winning both honors in 2010.
In addition, Hall received an Emmy nomination for his performance on Six Feet Under. Hall has also appeared in such film and television projects as Christine and Safe, and on Broadway in productions including Hedwig and the Angry Inch.