New Year, New Villain: Clancy Brown Joins The Dexter Revival

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It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. This time, we are learning more about the upcoming Dexter revival on Showtime as it edges closer and closer to production as Clancy Brown joins the series. 

In the last couple of months, we learned that Showtime has given the greenlight to a ten episode Dexter revival with Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips returning to revisit the character. While it was clear at the time Dexter was ending back in 2013 that Showtime wanted to do more, there really wasn't a way forward for them. Showtime execs believed that the only way they would make another Dexter season is if the revival was a new and worthy take on character. Judging by the greenlight, Showtime must be happy with what Phillips pitched or saw the dollar signs around bringing back what was their most popular show. 

So the revival is confirmed, what the hell are they going to do now? After season eight's controversial and polarizing finale, fans are curious to see what they will do with Lumberjack Dexter. With Clancy Brown's casting we can tell that rather than ignore or retcon it, Phillips intends on using the original finale as a jumping off point.

Clancy Brown will play a man named Kurt Caldwell. Caldwell is described by Variety and other sources as the villain of the series. He's a powerful man in the area that Dexter has relocated to and is not one to be crossed with. Something tells us Dexter and him might not get off on the right foot. 

Where will the revival find Dexter? Who else will return for the revival? Will we get to see some badass lumberjacking? Only time will tell as the revival is set to air in the fall of 2021. Let's hope second time is the charm and we don't get a repeat of the internet meltdown caused by the last finale.