A lot of fans were disappointed and confused when Dexter ended in September 2013 as the titular character decided to go for the lumberjack route.
Michael C. Hall said in an interview that, “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?'”
Hall who played and will be reprising the role of Dexter told sources that it took years for him to agree to reappear as the character. Of course, he also disclosed that he will only be coming back to play the serial killer if “the story that’s being told is worth telling.”
He was not shy at all when it came to opening up about the underwhelming ending and made it clear that he understands where the viewers’ dissatisfaction was coming from, that he also shared the same sentiments. Hall did say that it was “justifiable for Dexter to do what he did. We certainly do live in an era where the bar is very high as far as the simultaneous surprise, satisfaction and closure that should go along with a series finale.”
Who else will we be seeing in the “Dexter” revival?
The home network of the show, Showtime has announced the revival way back in October 2020.
We’re not only getting the original Dexter but the show’s original showrunner Clyde Phillips will also be returning as well. Showtime ordered for a 10-part run that is scheduled to start production early this year with a premiere that may happen this fall.
Clancy Brown will also be joining “Dexter” as one of the leads besides Michael C. Hall.
Brown is famous for portraying roles like Capt. Byron Hadley in “The Shawshank Redemption,” Kurgan in “Highlander,” Brother Justin Crowe on the HBO show “Carnivàle.” He has also been the voice of Mr. Krabs on “SpongeBob SquarePants” since the show started in 1999.
He will be playing Kurt Caldwell, a villain in the revival. According to the show’s official description of the character, he was “born and raised in the town of Iron Lake. In fact, some consider him the unofficial mayor of their small town. He’s realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop. Powerful, generous, loved by everyone – he’s a true man of the people. If he’s got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for… God help you.”