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Everything we know about Dexter limited series: cast, premiere date, more

Published: 10/Nov/2020 23:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dexter is coming back for one final run in the form of a limited series revival. While a lot is still unknown as of this moment, here is what we do know about Showtime’s upcoming 10-episode serial killer special.

When the controversial eighth season of Dexter wrapped up in 2013, many thought the series, which was once a Showtime powerhouse, had finished on a sour note.

The entire final season fell flat. Some of its most prominent characters lacked the intrigue and intensity of those in other seasons and the story itself felt convoluted and poorly-written.

While fans have been licking their wounds for the last seven years, trying to erase the bad taste of the finale, a new series has been announced that will hopefully right the wrongs of the past.

Dexter examines a blood slide
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The Dexter revival won’t “undo” past seasons.

What will the Dexter limited series be about?

Season 8 concluded with Dexter in Oregon working for a lumber company after his sister, Debra has died. Meanwhile, his son and Hannah had disappeared to Argentina.

Showrunner Clyde Phillips has explained that while this new 10-episode series won’t undo the prior seasons, it will take place well after the season 8 finale.

“We’re ten years later,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say ‘that was all a dream,’ or whatever it is. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.”

Dexter in a kill room
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Dexter won’t be returning to Miami.

He also revealed that the setting will be much different than what Dexter fans are used to, with the series not taking place in Miami. However, he refused to elaborate.

That said, it seems like Dexter’s serial killer ways and his Dark Passenger are still guiding him. “It’s what he does with it now that will be the gist of what we’re going to do with this last season,” Phillips explained.

With only ten episodes, there are a lot of ways this series revival could go, but it seems like Showtime supports the plot and script. Showtime President Gary Levine said the network would only bring Dexter back if they, “could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series.”

Dexter looks through his knives
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Dexter’s Dark Passenger still remains.

When will the Dexter revival premiere?

While the show doesn’t have a scheduled air time yet, production is set to begin in Winter 2020 and is scheduled to air in Fall 2021.

This means that the show should start between September 22, 2021 and December 21, 2021.

In the past, all Dexter seasons (except season 8) have begun in late September or early October, so expect to see that trend continue.

Dexter and Vince Masuka
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Will fan favorite Vince Masuka return?

Who is returning for Dexter in 2021?

So far, only Michael C. Hall is scheduled to return as series protagonist, but Showrunner Clyde Phillips did hint that we could see Jennifer Carpenter return as Debra Morgan or others return as ghosts.

When asked about returning characters, Phillips said, “There is some flexibility to do some movie magic” but regarding Debra specifically, he couldn’t comment.

It would be awesome to see the likes of David Zayas or C. S. Lee come back and play their roles as Miami Metro’s Batista and Vince Masuka. They were still alive when the series originally ended, so there is a chance that they return in some capacity, but so far, nothing is confirmed.

There is still a lot of time until the new series debuts, but be sure to be on the lookout for more info as production ramps up.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.