‘Dexter: New Blood’, The Awaited Reboot, Gets A UK Home

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The highly anticipated return of everyone’s favourite TV serial killer, Dexter, gets a UK home: all 10 episodes will air on Sky and its streaming service, NOW.

The show’s 9th season, called Dexter: New Blood will see Michael C. Hall reprise his role as Dexter Morgan, with the show’s original showrunner, Clyde Phillips, also returning. 

Dexter, which was based on the book Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay follows the life of a forensic technician who works for the Miami Metro Police Department.

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Michael C. Hall as Dexter (Photo: Showtime)

He also happens to be a serial killer, who tries to only kill murderers and other criminals who managed to escape the law, by following “a code” given to him by his father.

The series ran for 8 seasons, with the last one ending in 2013. The last few seasons – and especially the ending – were considered disappointing by many of the show’s fans, following the departure of Clyde Phillips as showrunner after the fourth season.

Last year, it was announced that the show will be returning for a limited 10-episode run, which will take Dexter to new places.

The revival won’t exactly be a Season 9 and will not continue the story right from where it ended eight years ago – instead, Dexter will be “in another place, in another world, as far away from Miami as possible”, according to Phillips.

Some of the returning faces include Jennifer Carpenter, who played Dexter’s half-sister (and fellow police officer), Deb Morgan, in the original series.  

John Lithgow, who played ‘The Trinity Killer’ on Season 4 of Dexter, will also be returning – reportedly in new flashback scenes.

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John Lithgow on Dexter (Photo: Showtime)

Other cameos haven’t been revealed yet – but Phillips promised guests that will “make some people’s brains explode”.

Clancy Brown will play a new character – the season’s main antagonist – Kurt Caldwell, the owner of a local truck stop.

Where Can I Watch Dexter: New Blood?

In the US, Dexter: New Blood will premier on the Showtime cable network, on November 7, 2021, with new episodes then airing weekly.

In the UK, the show will air on Sky Atlantic, as well as on NOW, as part of the NOW Entertainment Membership (which currently costs £9.99/month).

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At the moment, Sky are only willing to say the show will premiere in “the autumn”, without revealing a confirmed date. 

A few American shows on Sky and NOW have aired just a day or two after their US broadcast (such as Game of Thrones, or the more recent Friends reunion episode), while other shows had to wait weeks and even months after their original US airdate. (we’re looking at you, Grey’s Anatomy!)

We can only hope Dexter belongs to the first group – and will be available in the UK shortly after its US premiere.

Meanwhile, if you want to catch up on past episodes, you can stream Dexter Seasons 1-8 with a NOW subscription, or you can purchase individual seasons for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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