Clancy Brown Joins Showtime’s Dexter Revival as Primary Villain

Clancy Brown Joins Showtime’s Dexter Revival as Primary Villain

Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, BillionsCarnivàle) has joined Showtime’s revival of Dexter as Kurt Caldwell, the primary villain of the show, according to Variety.

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The character is described as the “unofficial mayor of the small town of Iron Lake. He’s realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop. Powerful, generous, loved by everyone – he’s a true man of the people. If he’s got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for, God help you.”

Brown joins series lead Michael C. Hall who is returning as the titular serial killer. The 10-episode revival will see Clyde Phillips return as showrunner with Marcos Siega, who helmed nine episodes of the original show’s run, returning to direct six of the new episodes as well as executive produce.

In November, new plot details were revealed for the revival: “Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami.”

Phillips previously told THR’s Top 5 Podcast that while the writers’ room will be getting “to start from scratch” in picking the story up from the critically-panned series finale, it will not be “undoing anything” but instead will try to give fans a better “second finale” with “no resemblance to how the original finale was.”

Production on the Dexter limited series revival is expected to begin in 2021 for a fall debut. The series is produced by Showtime and executive produced by Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.

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Hall starred as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also working as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. Dexter ran for eight seasons on Showtime, receiving multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award. Hall took home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan, along with John Lithgow who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role as Arthur Mitchell in the series.

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