Showtime’s Dexter Revival Adds Jamie Chung and Oscar Wahlberg

Showtime’s Dexter Revival Adds Jamie Chung and Oscar Wahlberg

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lovecraft Country actress Jamie Chung and Oscar Wahlberg (NOS4A2) have been tapped for recurring roles in Showtime’s upcoming Dexter revival which will feature the return of Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall as the titular serial killer. They will be joining previously announced cast members Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Michael Cyril Creighton, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Jack Alcott.

Chung is set to portray the role of a famous true-crime podcaster from Los Angeles named Molly. Wahlberg will be playing Zach, the captain of the Iron Lake High School wrestling team.

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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.”

Michael C. 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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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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