Dexter: new blood promises to tempt Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) into a life of murder. It has been eight years since Dexter finished its run on Showtime. It’s a lot of missed time in Dexter’s fictional life, so fans might be wondering when exactly New blood takes place.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet is here to help. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips spoke during a Television Critics Association Zoom panel for Dexter: new blood August 24. This is when the revival series takes place. Dexter: new blood premieres November 7 on Showtime.
Where we last left ‘Dexter’
Dexter: new blood treats the eight-season series as if it were a real-time story. When it ended in 2013, that was eight years ago for Dexter Morgan. This is the reason why Hall felt comfortable coming back.
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“I think enough time had passed for there to be some storytelling possibilities that hadn’t really been in play before,” Hall said. “A big part of it was that enough time had passed. frankly, for Harrison to be a certain age to presumably be someone who can afford to find his father.
Where “Dexter: New Blood” begins
Dexter not all fans weren’t happy with where the show left the killer. He went from that end. Dexter: new blood begins in 2021 where Dexter lived in the town of Iron Lake, New York for a time. He assumed the identity of Jim Lindsay at Iron Lake.
Placing Dexter in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York, which has a population of 2,760, means he’s much less tempted to go out and do what he’s doing. He’s one of the runners through the show. Of course it is Dexter, and people are going to die, but he’s a new Dexter. And he’ll find himself grappling with envy, grappling with his dark passenger, grappling with being born in blood, and finally giving in to that struggle. But the whole point is to put him in this small town so that everyone he meets is a potential victim. He really has to do the work to find who deserves him to get started, as it seems.
Clyde Phillips, Television Critics Association panel, 8/24/21
Michael C. Hall couldn’t have imagined that 15 years later
When Hall first played Dexter, he couldn’t have imagined the series would last eight seasons, let alone return years later. In 2006, it was only his next job after Six feet Under ground, which had ended a year earlier.
“I certainly wouldn’t, in 2006, flashed until 2021,” Hall said. “It’s flexing the mind. But I’m certainly, at the very least, incredibly grateful that I caught some kind of momentum or caught some kind of acting wave – wise and professional that coincided with the ocean having really moved from the way he kept doing it.
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Planned room Dexter would have a small but loyal following. His success far exceeded his expectations.
“I remember that first season, it was like we were in a secret,” Hall said. “And I think we all felt it would be a secret to share. And I was certainly hopeful that the series would develop some kind of niche cult when it comes to the breadth and depth of audience that we ultimately attracted. I didn’t expect this to happen. But I’m glad it is.