Jennifer Carpenter returns to Dexter
John Lithgow is also back as the Trinity killer.
This could be a miracle of TV nature…
US media report Jennifer Carpenter is returning to Dexter, despite he character Deb having been killed off (newsflash, spoiler) in Season 8.
That’s likely to see her revived via flashback storylines. Given the return is set 10 years after Dexter undertook his lumberjack career, hopefully there will be no discernible difference to her appearance. The series is also being referred to as a “reimagining” in some circles.
Also returning is John Lithgow who featured as the villain of Season 4.
“As all Dexter fans know, we saw the end of the Trinity Killer, so that by definition means it’s a flashback,” Lithgow told Deadline. “It was just wonderful to rejoin that gang — including Michael [C. Hall] and Jennifer Carpenter and [showrunner] Clyde Phillips.”
“I think in this case, the story that’s being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn’t, and I think enough time has passed where it’s become intriguing in a way that it wasn’t before,” Hall said of the returning season. “And let’s be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling. I include myself in the group of people that wondered, ‘What the hell happened to that guy?’ So I’m excited to step back into it. I’ve never had that experience of playing a character this many years on.”
Dexter will screen in Australia on Paramount+ later this year.