Showtime has just announced that Dexter season 9 premieres in fall this year but is there a confirmed release date for the 2021 series?
There’s huge news for Dexter fans as the show is coming back for a limited series on Showtime, 8 years after the original show ended in 2013.
The reboot, with main star Michael C. Hall, will debut later this year and fans of the show wonder when exactly they can watch it on their screens.
Here’s what we know about Dexter season 9 release date so far.
Dexter Season 9 on Showtime
On Thursday (April 29th), Showtime dropped the first short teaser for Dexter’s 10-episode limited series.
A reboot of the original show from 2006-13, the series will follow Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician for the Miami Police Department who lives a double life.
Carnivale and Billions star Clancy Brown has been confirmed to play the show’s main antagonist.
Other cast members include the likes of Goliath‘s Julia Jones, Underground star Alano Miller and Lovecraft Country actress Jamie Chung.
Dexter Season 9: Release date
- Dexter season 9 will premiere in fall 2021.
An exact date is yet to be confirmed for the limited series, however, we can make an estimated guess based on when the reboot was first confirmed.
The first announcement about Dexter season 9 was made in October, 2020 and production of the show started in February this year.
Therefore, we are looking at November or December 2021 as a possible release date for the revival series.
Michael C. Hall explains why Dexter returns for season 9
In a previous interview, Dexter actor Michael C. Hall discussed why 2021 is the right time for the show to return, eight years after the original series ended.
Speaking to ET, Michael explained: “This one, a lot of it has to do with time passed. This is going to happen in real-time, as if as much time has passed since the finale happened. And yeah, we kind of just got the creative band back together again. Clyde Phillips is back, who was the showrunner for the first four seasons, running the show. And Marcos Siega, who is one of the directors. He’s like, ‘We’re gonna shoot it like a long, 10-hour movie’.
“It was a combination of the scripts and the timing. I always thought maybe the time will reveal itself when it’s the right time to do it and it did. And I’m excited.”