‘Dexter: Original Sin’ Casts Patrick Gibson As Young Serial Killer; Christian Slater & Molly Brown Round Out Morgans

America’s favorite TV serial killer is back!

Dexter: Original Sin (previously known as Dexter: Origins) has cast the Morgan family: Patrick Gibson (Shadow and Bone) will play a young Dexter Morgan; Golden Globe-winner Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) will play his dad Harry Morgan; and Molly Brown (Senior Year) will play Dexter’s younger sister, Debra Morgan. The series will be available from Paramount+ with Showtime.

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In the original series Dexter, which ran for 8 seasons on Showtime, Michael C. Hall portrayed the titular blood spatter analyst by day, killer by night. His adoptive father Harry was played by James Remar and his sister Deb was played by Jennifer Carpenter.

Dexter vet Clyde Phillips will return as showrunner and executive producer of the the 10-episode prequel series which takes place 15 years before the events of Dexter.

Dexter: Original Sin follows Dexter (Gibson) in 1991 Miami, as a student transitioning into a serial killer in training. When his bloodthirsty urges can no longer be ignored, Dexter finds solace and understanding in Harry. As his only confidant, he teaches Dexter a Code that’s designed to help him find and kill people who deserve to die—all while avoiding getting caught by law enforcement. This is a particular challenge for young Dexter as he begins a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department.

Dexter: Original Sin is executive produced by Clyde Phillips and produced by Showtime Studios and Counterpart Studios. Scott Reynolds also EPs alongside ,Michael C. Hall, Mary Leah Sutton, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, with Robert Lloyd Lewis producing. Michael Lehmann will serve as directing executive producer on the project that reunites him with Slater, whom he directed in the 1989 film Heathers.

For Showtime Studios, the series is being creatively overseen by Gary Levine and Urooj Sharif, with production supervised by Tara Power. The project is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of Paramount+ markets.

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