Right handed he’s back and he’s turning a new page, something like that.
Michael C. Hall was on hand (virtually) to promote Showtime’s upcoming 10-episode revival, along with executive producers Clyde Phillips, Marcos Siega and series newcomer Julia Jones, on Sunday during their Comic-Con @ Home panel. . During the shoot, Hall and company released a new sneak peek of the serial killer drama and hinted at what’s to come.
As the teaser reveals, Dexter is now called Jim Lindsay, a tribute to Jeff Lindsay, the author of the novel. Dexter of dark dreams, on which the program is based.
“Going back to the way the show ended, I think we see that Dexter made the decision to go into self-imposed exile, and I think he is doing a very, very long penance for the people who have died, who were close to him and not intentional victims, because of how he had been living, how maybe he was playing fast and loose with the code, “Hall said during Sunday’s panel. “And I think that when it comes to abstinence, as I imagine it, I think Dexter may be exercising the power of his restraint, that his ability not to do so is something that he fixes on as a new kind of power. It is. the only way I can imagine him living without killing, if he hasn’t been killing. ”
The sneak peek, meanwhile, shows Dexter apparently sitting down to speak with a therapist or counselor.
“Well, it’s been a whirlwind. I’ve always had my demons, so I left. But sometimes I have too strong an urge to ignore,” he says. “Every day I walk through this world pretending, knowing that if anyone knows who I am, that’s it.”
Check out the sneak peek at the bottom of the panel below.
The revival resumes 10 years after Dexter disappeared in the eye of Hurricane Laura and sees the character now living under a false name in a world far from Miami. It will star Clancy Brown as the main antagonist, Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jamie Chung, and Oscar Wahlberg. John lithgow is set to make a cameo as Trinity Killer, while the original star Jennifer Carpenter is coming back as Deb.
Earlier in the year, Hall explained why now was the right time to revisit. Right handed nearly a decade after the series ended its original run.
“I have been approached, unofficially, many times on the streets by people who have ideas,” he told ET in January. “I think there have probably been, before this, three legitimate ideas or concepts of what we could do and none of them felt right.”
“This one has a lot to do with the passage of time,” Hall said of the revival. “This is going to happen in real time, like it’s been so long since the finale happened. And yes, we just brought the creative band together again. Clyde Phillips is back, who was the showrunner for the first four seasons, directing. the show. And Marcos Siega, who’s one of the directors. He says, ‘We’re going to shoot like a 10-hour long movie. It was a combination of the scripts and timing. I always thought maybe the moment will reveal itself when it’s the right time to do it and it was. And I’m excited. I was visiting the sets the other day and it’s real. It’s really happening. “
Right handed it debuted on October 1, 2006 and aired for eight seasons on Showtime, airing 96 episodes during its run. Hall played Dexter, a complicated and troubled blood spatter expert for the Miami police department who looks like a serial killer. In the controversial 2013 series finale, it is revealed that Dexter faked his death following the death of his sister, Debra, and worked under a new identity as a lumberjack in Oregon.
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