Showtime has revealed a brand new teaser trailer for the Dexter revival later this year. Backed to Nina Simone’s ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, the teaser, titled ‘Misunderstood’ opens up on the snow-laden landscape of Oregon, panning back to reveal Michael C. Hall’s Dexter Morgan looking out of a cabin window. 

We see his reflection as well as the struggling form of a new victim wrapped in plastic to a table, Dexter’s signature modus operandi. He turns to the camera, revealing a clean-shaven face, a smile and an eyebrow raise, and that’s all we get as the camera shifts to ‘Dexter’ written in blood in the snow with ‘This Fall’. Short and sweet but full of promise as the show returns in late 2021. 

A release date has yet to be confirmed, but it will run for 10 episodes and will feature Clancy Brown as the revival season’s lead antagonist. Brown is best known for his work as the Kurgan in Highlander, and most recently starring in the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman as Stanley Thomas. 

The show’s initial season finale in 2013 divided opinion from fans, following the death of Dexter’s sister Debra, (Jennifer Carpenter), and the last moments of the episode which saw Dexter decide to live out his days as a lumberjack in Oregon. Michael C. Hall recently gave insights into the revival series, describing the season’s original closer, “Remember The Monsters”, as “unsatisfying”. 

Speaking about the series revival, Hall says “there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling. 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.”

The production team behind Dexter is made up of Showtime and executive producers Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.