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In the short teaser clip released by US TV network Showtime, we see a fire burning in a snowy forest as the camera moves backwards to reveal Dexter's reflection in a window.
He then turns around and stares at the camera, before breaking into a sinister smile.
A message across the screen then says: "Dexter. This fall."
After first debuting in 2006, the show concluded in 2013 after Showtime confirmed season eight would be the last.
However, in October 2020 fans were told that Dexter would return for a limited series of 10 episodes, with Michael C. Hall reprising his original role and Clyde Phillips returning as producer.
Speaking ahead of the return, Showtime's co-president of entertainment Gary Levine, said: "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.
"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."
The last we saw of Dexter - blood spatter analyst by day, serial killer by night - was when he faked his own death in season eight and was living under a new name in Oregon.
He wrecked his beloved boat and had escaped from hospital with his sister's body, after she had been shot and placed into a coma. Dexter had also told his son and girlfriend to move to Argentina.
Hall has previously said he hopes the ninth instalment will give fans what they've been demanding since the show ended in 2013.
Speaking to The Daily Beast earlier this year, he said: "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."
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