Marcos Siega tapped to helm Dexter revival, plot details revealed
Last month saw the surprise announcement that the fan-favorite crime thriller Dexter would be coming back for a ten-episode revival and now it’s been announced that Marcos Siega, who helmed nine episodes of the original show’s run, is set to return to direct six of the revival’s episodes and executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to announcing that Siega would be returning to helm a majority of the series’ return, plot details have also been revealed for the revival, which will see Clyde Phillips return as showrunnner, reads as follows:
Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami.
Phillips previously told THR’s Top 5 Podcast that while the writers’ room will be getting “to start from scratch” in picking the story up from the critically-panned series finale, it will not be “undoing anything” but instead will try to give fans a better “second finale” with “no resemblance to how the original finale was.”
Production on the Dexter limited series revival is expected to begin in 2021 for a fall debut. The series is produced by Showtime and executive produced by Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.
Hall starred as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also working as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. Dexter ran for eight seasons on Showtime, receiving multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award. Hall took home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan, along with John Lithgow who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role as Arthur Mitchell in the series.
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