Several new details have now emerged concerning the upcoming surprise season 9 of the popular Showtime serial killer adventure, Dexter. Reportedly, the series will feature two prominent characters alongside the titular anti-hero, both of whom will be indigenous women. The search has now begun to cast the roles of Angela, who is in her forties and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Audrey.
The characters are described as being of the Seneca Tribe, a group of indigenous Iroquoian-speaking people native to North America, with further details stating that Audrey is an "environmentalist" and "activist". Furthermore, her mother makes a living as the chief of police in the town of Iron Lake, NY, which is therefore likely to be the primary setting of season 9.
The character of Angela is also said to have "decided to become a cop at the age of fifteen, seeking closure for the disappearance of her friend," so, with such an innate sense of justice, expect her to cross paths with Dexter at some stage. In fact, further details suggest that the two could become romantically linked during the events of the series, with both Angela and Aubrey said to have a series long arc.
While not specific actress is being touted for the role of Aubrey, Showtime is reportedly interested in casting Julia Jones as Angela. Known for roles in the likes of Jonah Hex, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Westworld, Wind River, and The Mandalorian, she would certainly be a welcome addition to the show for this final Dexter outing.
Michael C. Hall will reprise the title role, with the series recently enlisting 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.
These details come following recent reports that the studio is looking at John Cusack to star as the villain of the piece, Kurt, with The Shawshank Redemption's Tim Robbins having reportedly passed on the role. Described as a "50-year-old man named Kurt" the character was "born in a Northeast American town, where our story seems to take place, and eventually became a trucker."
Kurt soon settled down and "established himself as a beloved leader in the community" and no doubt harbors a dark secret that only Dexter can unearth. Kurt is reportedly a handsome, commanding man, and a true man of the people who "pulled himself up by the bootstraps and realized the American dream". He will also have a son named Matthew, who has created many "messes" over the years, messes that his father has had to clean up. No prizes for guessing what "messes" is code for.
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 The Illuminerdi.