Dexter Revival Showrunner, Who Didn’t Make Finale, Says New Series Will Make Things Right

Dexter, Showtime’s serial killer drama that ended disastrously in 2013, is coming back for a limited series revival. The new series will be handled by showrunner Clyde Phillips, who served as showrunner for the original first four seasons, and who has now opened up about how the revival will treat that infamous last season.

In the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Top 5 podcast, as reported by Vulture, Phillips has talked about what to expect from the show–and said that he won’t undo or overwrite the original ending of the series, no matter how much you hated it.

“We basically do get to start from scratch,” Phillips said. “We want this to not be Dexter Season 9.” The series will pick up close to ten years after that finale, and will “have no resemblance to how that original finale was.” However, everything we saw still happened in-universe. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Whoops, that was all a dream.’ What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.”

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