How Jennifer Carpenter will return to Dexter…
Minor Spoiler: Producers get creative as they solve a character puzzle.
Been wondering how Jennifer Carpenter will return for the Dexter revival, given Debra Morgan was bumped off in 2013? She was buried at sea ICYMI….
But it seems producers have come up with a plan, which is in keeping with the show.
She will be depicted as a vision of Dexter‘s mind, much like the character of Harry did originally.
“I don’t think of her as a ghost per se, but more of a link or an echo or an inconvenient truth for Dexter,” Carpenter has said on her return, adding that she “comes back to sort of haunt and punish and caretake and provoke and love him.”
Michael C. Hall, also spoke about what Debra will bring to the table, saying: “As much as she is an internalised character for Dexter, I think she represents how far he’s fallen without a compass. I was so excited about Jennifer doing this because I knew she would be able to shape shift and come at Dexter from so many different places. And, of course, she did. And it was really fun to crack open our sense of his internal landscape, because it’s much more pyrotechnic and crazy than it used to be.”
Dexter: New Blood is due to screen later this year on Paramount+.
Source: Radio Times.