It’s been almost eight years since the Dexter finale and now we’re finally being gifted with a revival of the hit TV show with a second teaser released by Showtime.
The gory thriller followed the life of Dexter Morgan (Michael C Hall), a man with homicidal tendencies who lives a double life. He works as a forensic technician for the police department during the day and spends his night’s hunting and murdering the criminals that it’s his job to help arrest.
Michael went on to earn five Emmy nominations for his performance and the show garnered a cult-like following. But the final episode baffled fans as creators decided to kill Dexter’s sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) and had him leave his life and son behind to become a lumberjack.
But maybe this will all make sense in the revival.
The new teaser links to the season eight finale by putting Dexter back in the woods, where the killer tried to hide from authorities by being a lumberjack.
Michael C. Hall is all smiles in first look at Dexter revival (Picture: Showtime)
In the clip we witness a fire pit burning in a snowy forest with an axe stuck in a wood stump. We are then taken inside a cabin, where Dexter is looking out a window, as the cameras zoom out with The Animals’ Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, playing in the background.
The verse ‘I’m just a soul with good intentions / Oh Lord, please don’t let me be mistaken,’ is heard as Dexter gives a chilling smile to the camera while the muffled sounds of someone attempting to scream while being gagged can be heard with his latest victim seen reflected in the glass of the window.
A previous trailer also showed us an axe embedded in wood on an icy landscape but the difference was that we heard Dexter’s chillingly cold voice in voiceover: ‘There really is nothing like getting back to nature. My nature.’
So far it seems like we’re only going to be getting breadcrumbs until the programme is released.
Dexter’s return would finally give the show a new ending, after season eight finale in 2013 left many viewers disappointed. Showtime intends to bring Michael’s character back for ten final episodes.
Clyde Phillips’ return as showrunner may be a promising sign for the revival. The writer previously worked on Dexter for the first four seasons, which were generally regarded as the show’s pinnacle.
A release date for Dexter is yet to be announced.
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