Back in October, 2020, it was first announced that Showtime would be reviving ‘Dexter’ for a 10-episode limited run with Michael C. Hall returning as the titular character.
A couple days after the announcement was made, executive producer Clyde Phillips appeared on an episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast, where he spoke about Hall returning to the show:
“Michael is certainly aware that the ending wasn’t well-received, and I believe he was not completely satisfied with it. This is an opportunity to make that right, but that’s not why we’re doing it. We’re doing this because there is such a hunger for Dexter out there.”
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast to promote his new band, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, actor Michael C. Hall shared his feelings about the ‘Dexter’ revival.
During the interview Hall was asked why he decided to do the revival.
“I think in this case, the story that’s being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn’t, and I think enough time has passed where it’s become intriguing in a way that it wasn’t before. And, 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,”
When asked if he felt the criticisms towards the finale were warranted, Hall stated:
“I certainly thought it was justifiable for Dexter to do what he did. I think some of the criticisms were about that, and some of the criticisms weren’t so much about the “what” as they were about the “how,” and those were valid too. 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.”
The 10-episode Dexter revival is still planned for fall 2021 release.