The 'Dexter' Revival Promo Shows You Can't Keep A Good Murderer Down

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The 'Dexter' Revival Promo Shows You Can't Keep A Good Murderer Down

If it walks like a murderer, talks like a murderer, it's a murderer. And good old Dexter Morgan is definitely still guilty as charged. The newest Dexter revival promo confirms that Dexter is killing again, and, yes, he's still very happy about it.

The clip, released on Thursday, April 29, is the first time fans are seeing Dexter since the extremely hated series finale aired in 2013. The teaser shows Dexter in a cabin, looking out at the snow. In the reflection of the window, you can see a man struggling in plastic wrap — a serial killer needs his ritual. Dexter turns, and looks directly into the camera, giving his best "Bet you thought you'd seen the last of me" smirk. And he looks...good. Gone is the lumberjack beard he wore for his escape to Oregon. This Dexter is fresh-faced and ready to slice open a new victim.

The promo doesn't reveal much, other than the fact that Dexter is still a murderer and lives somewhere with a lot of snow. He also seems pretty happy for a guy who had to fake his own death and abandon his young son to avoid being caught, so, I'm guessing he's getting all his joy from killing bad guys, not from forming personal relationships. (Fool me once, etc.) The clip also confirms that we'll be seeing new episodes of Dexter in the fall.

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Not a lot has been revealed about the revival, but there are a few things we do know. First, this snowy cabin isn't in Oregon, but in New York state. The 10-episode limited series will be set in Iron Lake, the fictional small town upstate where Dexter has settled. (Why didn't the murder just make the jump into Canada? Your guess is as good as mine.) In Iron Lake, Dexter will come face to face with a new villain, Kurt Caldwell, played by Clancy Brown, a truck stop owner who basically runs the town.

Based on what we know so far, it also seems like Dexter is going to have something to do with local teenagers — a truly terrifying thought. Previously announced cast members of the Dexter revival include Oscar Wahlberg, Jack Alcott, and Johnny Sequoyah, who are all reportedly playing teenagers at the local high school, and given that they're about half of the announced cast, it seems like that storyline will be important. Which leads me to one inevitable conclusion: Dexter is teaching at Iron Lake High.

We don't really know what Dexter's up to in Iron Lake for sure, but I could definitely see him shaping the hearts and minds of the local youth. Maybe he teaches a forensics elective.


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