Dexter prequel series has been announced and will show us how he became a serial killer
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A Dexter prequel series has been confirmed and will show us how our favourite antihero became a serial killer.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Showtime ordered the prequel series, titled Dexter: Origins, which will be set in Miami.
Origins will be inspired by real-life murders around the time the titular character graduated college and joined Miami Metro.
Here, he will meet many characters from the original series - so you can expect to see a young Deb and a real much alive Harry.
The original show follows the life of Dexter Morgan, a man with homicidal tendencies, and the double life he leads.
Played by Michael C. Hall, Dexter is a forensic technician for the police department by day and kills heinous criminals who have escaped the justice system by night.
In addition to Dexter: Origins, Showtime will also develop a new incarnation of Dexter: New Blood, which will ‘depict the ongoing emergence of Dexter’s son Harrison’, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2021, a 10-episode miniseries was released titled Dexter: New Blood, which is the most-watched Showtime series to date.
Dexter creator Clyde Phillips, who served as showrunner on the first four seasons, will also oversee the revival.
In January 2022, Phillips confirmed he would like to greenlight a new show that followed the serial killer's son.
He told the outlet: “Yes, there’s a lot I’d like to explore. I don’t have permission yet from Showtime to explore it. But if they were to call — much like Gary Levine called to do what became New Blood — and say we want to do Harrison, I’d drop everything and say yes in a minute.”
The new series will follow Harrison, who survived the tumultuous reintroduction with his killer father and flees to New York City, where he must wrestle with his own violent instinct, making him realise he may be more like his father than he’d hoped.
However, the Dexter universe is only growing, as the network confirmed a spin-off series focusing on the Trinity Killer.
The Trinity Killer, the main antagonist of the fourth season - played up by John Lithgow - served as one of Dexter’s most menacing rivals in the series.
Lithgrow’s performance of the serial killer received praise and an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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