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Showtime Confirms Plans to Turn “Dexter” into Sprawling Franchise with “Dexter: Origins” and More “New Blood”

Amid ongoing speculation as to whether the Dexter Morgan universe would be returning in some shape or form, the Wall Street Journal has now put any rumours to bed, with Showtime having now confirmed with the publication that there will be a brand-new prequel show going by the name of “Dexter: Origins.” This new spin-off will form part of the premium cable brand’s initiative to revamp its TV slate “with the same mold that turned “Yellowstone” into a sprawling franchise for parent company Paramount Global.”

“Dexter: Origins” will chronicle the trials and tribulations of a much younger Dexter Morgan around the time he graduates from college and joins Miami Metro, making the transition from confused teen to renegade serial killer, learning the codes his adoptive Father, Harry, sets out to help him control his “Dark Passenger”.

As per the aforementioned Wall Street Journal article, not only has the network ordered an origin story prequel to Dexter, but it is also eyeing the possibility of developing various spin-offs that could explore the backstories of some of the original series’ most iconic characters, including Arthur Mitchell aka The Trinity Killer (portrayed by John Lithgow), the main antagonist of the original series’ fourth season.

Showtime went on to reveal that there will also be a new season of “Dexter: New Blood” that will follow Dexter’s son Harrison on his travels to New York City where he must wrestle with his own Dark Passenger, exploring similar conflicts as the original series, but providing a fresh new perspective.

We hope to be back sooner rather than later with an update on when these new entries in the “Dexter” universe will see the light of day, but in the meantime, we’ll leave you with an interview Howard Gorman conducted with Michael C. Hall just ahead of the premiere of “Dexter: New Blood”.

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