The revival of Showtime's hit series Dexter has now enlisted four more stars, who will join returning lead Michael C Hall on his continuing adventures as the titular loveable serial killer. The new cast members added to the upcoming series are Westworld and The Twilight Saga star Julia Jones, who also appeared in Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Jane the Virgin and Underground star Alano Miller, Believe's Johnny Sequoyah and The Good Lord Bird star Jack Alcott, all of whom will feature in Dexter's return later this year.
Along with the cast, several details regarding their respective characters have also been revealed. Julia Jones will play Angela Bishop, the first Native American Chief of Police in her town in upstate New York, with Sequoyah set to portray Audrey, Bishop's brash and opinionated teenage daughter. Miller meanwhile will play a character named Logan, a sergeant for the Iron Lake Police Department and the assistant wrestling coach for the local high school while Alcott will play Randall, with whom Michael C. Hall's Dexter has "a meaningful encounter".
These new additions not only join Hall as the title character, but also actor Clancy Brown, who was recently revealed to be playing the villain of the piece, Kurt Caldwell. He 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."
Alongside Michael C. Hall, the new series has also recruited another familiar face in the form of director Marcos Siega, who has signed on to helm and exec produce 6 episodes of the 10-episode miniseries. This should come as welcome news to fans of the show, with Siega being a frequent collaborator of returning Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips, as well as having directed several episodes of the show during its original run.
The original run of Dexter has become infamous for its disappointing finale and is now often cited as an example of how not to end a long-running series. The opportunity for a do-over is not lost on Hall, who counts himself as one of many who hoped a worthy story would emerge and give them a second chance. "Let's be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there's always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling," the actor said. "I include myself in the group of people that wondered, 'What the hell happened to that guy?' So I'm excited to step back into it. I've never had that experience of playing a character this many years on."
The Dexter revival has been described as closed-ended, though it will follow on directly from where the original series left off, with the anti-hero having gone into self-imposed exile and living a solitary life as a lumberjack. Production is set to begin in early 2021 with a premiere set for fall of that same year. This comes to us from Deadline.