Following the official confirmation of John Lithgow’s return as the Trinity Killer, Showtime has enlisted another Dexter alum to reunite with Michael C. Hall in the forthcoming revival series. According to TVLine, Jennifer Carpenter (Exorcism of Emily Rose) has also signed on to reprise her fan-favorite role as Debra Morgan, who was the titular serial killer’s beloved adopted sister. Like Lithgow’s character in the original series, Carpenter’s Debra was also killed during the series finale after she gets a stroke leading her to a vegetative state. As an act of mercy, Dexter decided to remove her from a lifetime of enduring life support and buried her at sea.
It remains unclear how the upcoming Dexter revival would be able to pull off the appearances of Lithgow and Carpenter’s dead characters. The series is currently slated to make its debut this fall.
Set 10 years after the original series finale, the Dexter revival continues to follow the titular serial character, who is now living under the fake name of Jim Lindsay in a world away from Miami. Joining Michael C. Hall are a whole new cast including Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Michael Cyril Creighton, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, Jamie Chung, and Oscar Wahlberg.
The upcoming 10-episode limited series is executive produced by returning showrunner Clyde Phillips, with Marcos Siega set to direct six episodes. Executive producers are Hall, Siega, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.
The original Dexter series ran on-air for eight seasons from 2006-2013. During its original run, it earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award, with Hall taking home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his leading performance.